Sebastian Giovinco’s agent is amazed Juventus “could decide to lose him for free,” as he opens the door to Arsenal.
The Atomic Ant came off the bench in Italy’s 2-1 victory over Azerbaijan on Friday night and almost scored, his curling finish hitting the crossbar, as well as providing an assist for the winning goal.
However, his contract expires in June 2015 and there is so far no sign of a renewal, so he’ll either be sold in January or risk leaving on a Bosman.
“I do not understand how Marotta and Juventus could decide to lose a fantastic player like Giovinco for free,” agent Andrea D’Amico told Sportitalia.
“The club paid a great deal for him and every time he is called upon, he gives his contribution.”
Now 27, Giovinco grew up in the Juventus youth academy, but was repeatedly loaned out and the club sold half his contract to Parma for €8.5m in July 2011.
The Bianconeri then bought out that 50 per cent for €12.5m a year later, meaning they considered his total value at the time to be €25m.
They risk losing Giovinco as a free agent next summer, as he confirmed in an interview with Rai Sport.
“There are things to evaluate and at the end of the year I will consider whether or not to continue with Juve. I hope so!
“The season has just started, we’ve only played eight games, so we’ll see as time goes on. I hope to give my contribution.”