Wednesday February 15 2012
Signing Giovinco too easy for Parma

Parma director general Pietro Leonardi says it was crazy that his club didn’t face any competition for Sebastian Giovinco.

The Tardini outfit bought a 50 per cent share in the player from Juventus over the summer after impressing on loan for the outfit in 2010-11.

“It’s absurd that no other clubs tried to take us on when we signed him in a co-ownership deal with Juventus,” the official told Radio Mana Mana.

“As a director, I’m very attached to Sebastian. He is a great player and one who deserves to play on the biggest stages.”

Giovinco has scored nine goals in 19 League games so far this season and faces Juve this evening – the club some are tipping him to re-join in the summer.

“It is difficult to say what his future will be,” Leonardi, a former employee of the Old Lady, continued.

“To talk about what may happen in June now would be showing a lack of respect to the Parma fans.

“Giovinco, thanks to his performances, is illustrating that he is a great player. If a foreigner did what he is doing then he’d be appreciated more.”

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