Monday July 23 2012
Marrone can play Pirlo role

Luca Marrone says he’s ready to stay at Juventus to act as cover for Andrea Pirlo during the 2012-13 campaign.

“The Pirlo role is the position in which I prefer to play,” the 22-year-old Italian has commented. “I have the characteristics of a deep-lying playmaker.”

It was unclear what the Old Lady would do with Marrone given that he was limited to just six appearances in all competitions last season.

“Anything can still happen in the transfer market,” the Italian Under-21 international continued. “But the Coach has wanted me to stay in Turin for over a year now and I’m happy.”

Antonio Conte knows the midfielder well given that he first bossed him during a loan spell at Siena in the 2010-11 season.

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