Juventus' first two moves of the January transfer isn't seeing anybody arrive in Turin. Nope, nope. Instead, two players who have barely featured this season are just an "OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL" away from being on the way out.
The much-talked about move of homegrown defender Paolo De Ceglie to Genoa is about to take place with Juventus and Genoa reportedly agreeing to terms on a deal that with see the Juve youth product move to the Stadio Luigi Ferraris. And for an added bonus, Juventus have thrown in another fullback, Marco Motta.
How nice of Juventus, right?
This may or may not of been how things went down.
Juve: Want Paolo De Ceglie?
Juve: What if we threw in Marco Motta to sweeten things up? Maybe a couple of pairs of socks, too?
/Jeopardy music blares over the phone/
Juve: Ha. Suckers.
Genoa: What was that?
Juve: ...oh, nothing. It's been a pleasure doing business with you!
Looking for more details? Well, this is what Gianluca Di Marzio had to say about the deal that looks to be going down in the very, very near future.
Two reinforcements for coach Gasperini. Juventus and Genoa have concluded the negotiation for Paolo De Ceglie and Marco Motta, tomorrow the players will attend their first practice with their new teams. Gasperini is hoping to be able to bring them at least on the bench for the match against Inter.
That 'tomorrow' is basically now 'today' since the story was posted late Friday night, but you probably figured that out already. Further confirmation that something is about to go down: Both players were left out of the squad that will face Sampdoria on Saturday night at Juventus Stadium.
Hey, at least Juventus can now say they've (almost) done something in the transfer window, right?