Saturday June 25 2011
Juve buy half of hat-trick hero

Juventus have snapped up Francesco Grandolfo, who hit headlines by scoring a hat-trick on his full Serie A debut for Bari.

The 18-year-old striker took Italy by storm when he netted a treble in his first Serie A start, a 4-0 victory over Bologna.

It's reported Juventus have now bought up half of Grandolfo's contract in the same negotiations that secured Sergio Almiron's signature.

Grandolfo will spend next season at Bari to earn more experience.