Thursday February 2 2012
Marrone will emerge, say Juve

Juventus insist that the capture of Simone Padoin from Atalanta won’t affect the development of Luca Marrone.

Midfielder Padoin arrived from Bergamo this week and there are fears that he’ll now hinder the growth of Under-21 international Marrone.

“These considerations are unfounded,” director general Beppe Marotta underlined. “Antonio Conte always selects the best XI available to him.

“Marrone is an excellent player who can illustrate his ability. Given that he is so young, this experience will help his growth.”

Marrone, born in Turin, has featured in two Serie A games this term and two in the Italian Cup.

He returned to Juve in the summer after a spell at Siena last season under now Juve boss Conte.

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