Thursday May 10 2012
‘Giovinco worth more than €40m’

Parma President Tommaso Ghirardi is doing the rounds on his birthday today and has now revealed his valuation of Sebastian Giovinco.

Ghirardi is giving a series of interviews to the Press today, as he celebrates his birthday and Parma’s surprisingly strong end to the season.

It is one that has been inspired by Giovinco, with five goals and three assists to his name from the team’s winning streak of six games. The 25-year-old is seeing speculation surrounding his future intensify further as a result, something that Ghirardi has looked to comment on today.

“Sebastian is co-owned between Parma and Juventus and we must meet and discuss the future,” the Ducali President told Radio Sportiva, reiterating a point earlier made to Sky Sport Italia.

“I would not be so sure of us losing him, because he wants to stay in Parma, but if Juve or one of the other big clubs wants to gamble on him then it would be right for him to consider it, but given our club’s project, I don’t see why he has to leave.

“I’m used to valuing my products based on bids in the market, so if Javier Pastore and Alexis Sanchez are valued at €40m, then Giovinco is worth more, because based on appearances and goals he has done better, and we don’t need to sell him.”