Tuesday May 24 2011
Giovinco: I will stay at Parma

Sebastian Giovinco has no intention of returning to parent club Juventus this summer. "I want to stay at Parma."

The Italian international has spent the last season on loan from the Turin giants, but he is clear about his future plans.

"I think that I will remain at Parma," he told Sky Italia. "President Tommaso Ghirardi and director Pietro Leonardi have been quite clear about it.

"Unless there are some radical changes to the plans, then I am 99 per cent sure of remaining here.

"Juventus were very clear with me. They told me that I wasn't a part of their project and it is better for me to stay at Parma. I don't want to make the same mistake I did a few years ago."

Parma have the option to buy 50 per cent of Giovinco's contract this summer and they have confirmed that they intend to do exactly that.

"It has been my best season yet," continued the former Empoli player. "It was tough and we did fear for relegation.

"The home loss to Bari really scared us. But we were then reborn and we almost got to 50 points."

The Tardini outfit eventually finished on 46 points – 10 more than relegated Sampdoria.

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