Friday May 25 2012
Giovinco to Juventus if…

Parma’s Sebastian Giovinco has underlined that he will only return to Juventus with the guarantee that he won’t be immediately sold on.

The 25-year-old’s future is in doubt given that he’s a wanted man on the transfer market following his 15 Serie A goals at the Tardini this term.

“First of all Parma and Juventus will have to talk about my co-ownership,” the forward said from Italy’s Coverciano training base on Friday.

“I’m certain that they will find an agreement and then I’ll go and play for whichever club wants me the most.

“I have spoken to Parma President Tommaso Ghirardi. I have always said that it doesn’t make sense to return to Juventus and then be offered as part of another transfer deal.

“I’ll either go to Juventus to remain or stay at Parma.”

Juve may consider recalling their youth team graduate following the decision to part company with Alessandro Del Piero.

“I feel ready for a big team, especially after the season I have had,” said the player who Ghirardi values at €40m. “I felt the same three years ago, but I wasn’t given the chance to play…

“I have nothing against Del Piero. Juve may think about taking me back because they have seen me improve. If I’m given a chance then I’ll be ready. I don’t care how much I am worth on the transfer market.”

One of the biggest question marks about the ability of Giovinco revolves around his frame given that he is just 164cms tall.

“I don’t think that Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli thinks about these things,” Giovinco continued.

“He just deserves credit for creating this national side. Barcelona have won everything over the past few years with small players.

“I’ve had a great season and I don’t want to stop. I want to continue with the national side and I’m happy with how things are going.”

There are suggestions that the player could be used as a Trequartista behind two strikers for his country, but Giovinco has cooled that theory.

“I’ve played as a striker this season,” he stated. “I think I’m a 15-goal forward as the numbers illustrate. For now I’m just focused on Italy and not the transfer market.”