For two youngsters with ties to Juventus, their futures have been decided. Well, at the very least they now know who holds the rights to owning their contract. Translation: It's the same two teams as a season ago.
Both striker Manolo Gabbiadini and defender Frederik Sorensen have had their co-ownership deals renewed with Juventus on Thursday, according to the official websites of Atalanta and Bologna, respectively. The moves were both completed on the final day that co-ownership agreements between Italian clubs could be resolved.
UPDATE: Juventus' official website has confirmed the two transfer dealings, as well as the rest of Thursday's movement when it comes to co-ownership/registration rights.
After bursting onto the scene just months after signing for Juventus under then-manager Gigi Delneri as a makeshift right back in the fall of 2010, Sorensen has spent the last two season at Bologna. And the 2012-13 campaign was his best yet in Italy, starting 20 games and averaging 2.8 tackles and 2.4 interceptions a contest. Based on his success last season, it wouldn't be a shock at all if the 21-year-old Dane spends another season at Bologna.
However, where Gabbiadini will playing next season is really anybody's guess at this point.
Will he be used as part of a deal to bring somebody like Stevan Jovetic to Turin? Will he be used in a deal to bring Torino defender Angelo Ogbonna to Juve? Will he go out on loan somewhere else, possibly abroad?
So many options, so many things to discuss. One important decision to be made by Juventus and Atalanta.
No matter where he will be playing next season, Gabbiadini will be coming off a very productive Under-21 European Championships, scoring a pair of goals in five games (four sub appearances). That's after he found the back of the net six times and had two assists in 30 Serie A appearances (19 starts) while on loan with Bologna this past season.