Tuesday January 31 2012
Padoin: Juve unique opportunity

Simone Padoin has reflected upon his deadline-day transfer from Atalanta to Juventus. “As soon as I heard Juventus were interested…”

Padoin was picked up on the final day of the winter transfer window as a midfield reinforcement for the title-chasing Bianconeri.

“[The move] was a wonderful surprise, unexpected until the last second,” the €5m signing told Juventus Channel.

“As soon as I heard that Juventus were interested in me, I put pressure on the management at Atalanta to let me go.

“Going to Juventus was a unique and very important opportunity. Here the philosophy is geared towards winning and I will put all my efforts in to contribute to their success, more so for the fact that I have not won anything yet.”

The 27-year-old, who made more than 150 appearances for Atalanta in a five-year spell, is reunited with Coach Antonio Conte, from their brief spell together with the Orobici at the start of the 2009-10 season.

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