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OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL: Juventus loan midfielder Fausto Rossi to Real Valladolid

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Valerio Pennicino

Ever since he had a strong showing during a handful of preseason friendlies, midfielder Fausto Rossi has been plying his trade on loan. He's gone from being a highly-rated winger that everybody wanted to keep track of to a central midfielder who became a solid player on Italy's Under-21 team alongside fellow youth product Luca Marrone.

And while his former primavera teammates waits to see where he'll be playing his football next season, Rossi's

The 22-year-old Turin native has been loaned out to Real Valladolid for the 2013-14 season, the Spanish side announced on Wednesday night and was later confirmed on Juventus' official website Thursday morning. Also included in the deal is Valladolid having the option to buy Rossi's contract outright next summer, although the price was not included on the club's official website.

From Juventus.com:

Fausto Rossi will spend the forthcoming campaign on loan with Real Valladolid after an agreement was reached with Juventus for the midfielder's services.

The midfielder, who featured for Brescia throughout the 2012/13 season, will now embark on a new challenge in Spain, where he is set to remain until 30 June 2014.

This is what Rossi's agent had to say about the move Wednesday night:

"I am happy with the transfer, because I am convinced Fausto can really show his qualities in Spain. La Liga is a competition that will suit a player of his characteristics."

(Source: Football Italia)

Rossi spent the past year and a half on loan at Brescia in Serie B. He was a regular selection for the Azzurrini for the past two years and, as previously stated, was a starter for Devis Mangia's side at the Under-21 European Championships where Italy finished rummers-up to Spain this past summer.