If you were hoping that you'd get another DJ Paulino concert at Juventus Stadium before the 2013-14 Serie A campaign is over, you going to have to go elsewhere to do so.
Specifically Genoa and the Stadio Luigi Ferraris.
That's mainly because Juventus fullback Paolo De Ceglie has completed his loan move to Genoa on Saturday morning, a transfer that has been bandied about ever since the January transfer window opened up over two weeks ago. It wasn't a matter of if the transfer would go through between Juve and Genoa, it seemed like just a matter of when the 27-year-old De Ceglie would make things official.
And Saturday was the day. Officially official, folks. DJ Paulino has left the building — for now, at least.
From Juventus' official website:
Paolo De Ceglie has today completed a loan move to Genoa until the end of the season.
The full-back and boyhood Bianconeri supporter made his first-team debut against Napoli in November 2006, crowning a lifelong dream to represent his beloved club at senior level after rising through the academy ranks alongside fellow graduates Claudio Marchisio and Sebastian Giovinco.
All associated with Juventus Football Club wish Paolo all the very best with his new adventure in Liguria.
De Ceglie, who was a teammate of both Marchisio and Giovinco on the Italy Under-21 squad, appeared in just four league games this season. He can thank Kwadwo Asamoah for that, with the Ghanian international fully entrenched as Antonio Conte's top choice at left wingback.
You can't really blame him for that. Nor can you blame De Ceglie for finally trying to seek some first-team football.
We're still waiting on that move to Genoa for Marco Motta. I'll try not to lose any sleep over it. But furiously hitting refresh over and over again is going to be hard not to do. When you're a diehard Motta fan, that just comes with the territory.*