OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL: Juventus complete deals for Manolo Gabbiadini, Simone Zaza

Dino Panato

It's like a magical transfer wheel. Try and keep up, kids.

We've already wondered where Manolo Gabbiadini would (or should) be playing next season. And as we learned when his co-ownership with Atalanta was renewed, the decision as to where the Italian Under-21 international striker's talents would be going next was up to Juve, not the club in Bergamo that help the other half of his contract.

Now, two weeks after the first piece of actual news regarding young Manolo's future, we have another — and an answer to what we've been wondering for a little while now.

From Juventus.com:

Manolo Gabbiadini

Juventus FootballClub S.p.A. announces that it has terminated in its favour the current player sharing agreement with Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio S.p.A. (ex art. 102 bis N.O.I.F.) concerning the registration rights of the player Manolo Gabbiadini. The sum for the termination has been set at € 5.5 million to be paid by Juventus in 3 years.

Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces the disposal to U.C. Sampdoria S.p.A. of the registration rights of the same player for a consideration of € 11 million to be paid in 3 years. At the same time, Juventus and Sampdoria signed a player sharing agreement (ex art. 102 bis N.O.I.F.) related to the same player for a consideration of € 5.5 million to be paid by Juventus in 3 years.

Simone Zaza

Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces the agreement with U.C. Sampdoria S.p.A. for the definitive acquisition of the registration rights of the player Simone Zaza for a consideration of € 3.5 million to be paid in 3 years.

Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces the disposal to U.S. Sassuolo Calcio S.r.l. of the registration rights of the same player for a consideration of € 5 million to be paid in 3 years. At the same time, Juventus and Sassuolo signed a player sharing agreement (ex art. 102 bis N.O.I.F.) related to the same player for a consideration of € 2.5 million to be paid by Juventus in 3 years.

Got all of that? Good.

Basically it goes like this: Juventus bought Gabbiadini's full registration rights from Atalanta and then immediately agreed to a co-ownership deal with Sampdoria for the same €5.5 million price tag. Then, Juventus bought Zaza for €3.5 million from Samp and then agreed to a co-ownership deal with Sassuolo, getting €2.5 million back from the newly-promoted side.

There we go.

Both young strikers, in theory, will be getting a very good amount of playing time at their new clubs during the 2013-14 campaign. That's the hope, and that's what both players need right now — especially Gabbiadini, who could very well put himself in a position to return to Juventus at some point with a positive showing at Sampdoria next season.

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