The move that has been basically a done deal for days has finally been signed, sealed, and delivered: The little man known as Sebastian Giovinco is coming back to the big club.
Sez Juventus' official website:
Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that it has terminated in its favour the current player sharing agreement with Parma F.C. S.p.A. (ex art. 102 bis N.O.I.F.) concerning the registration rights of the player Sebastian Giovinco. The sum for the termination has been set at € 11 million that will be paid by Juventus in the next three football seasons.
The contract of employment signed by the player will last until 30 June 2015.
Just in case you forgot, this is what Seba did at Parma this past season: 15 goals and 11 assists in 36 Serie A games. Not too shabby, ladies and gentlemen.
But, with the price for just half of his registration rights and the fact that's he's coming off the best season of his career to date, expectations — as if they weren't already high — just got that much larger.
That's to discuss in much more detail at another time, though. Giovinco has already come out and said how happy he is with the move back to the club he grew up at, so I guess we should be, too. Beppe Marotta's summer of solid moves continues.