Thursday April 5 2012
Barca serious about Giovinco

Barcelona are showing a significant interest in Parma star Sebastian Giovinco, one of his agents has declared.

While Claudio Pasqualin yesterday said that he was not surprised by the links with the European champions, Andrea D’Amico has gone a little further.

“Barcelona are following him in an important manner,” the representative told Sky Sport Italia on Thursday.

“I think that he deserves to be part of a great project. However, there is his co-ownership between Juventus and Parma to resolve first.”

The Italian international currently belongs to both clubs after the Gialloblu took up an option to sign 50 per cent of his contract in the summer for €3.5m.

There is a belief that Juve may buy him back at the end of the season at the request of boss Antonio Conte, but other clubs have also been paired with the forward.

Giovinco, 10 goals in 28 League games this term, is expected to be part of the Italy squad for Euro 2012.

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