Frederik Sorensen is 100 percent owned by Juventus again — for now, at least.
Along with the renewal of Manolo Gabbiadini's co-ownership deal with Sampdoria, Sorensen's contract is now fully owned by Juventus once more after the Old Lady and Bologna reached an agreement on Thursday. The wordy announcement from Juventus' official website is as follows:
- Frederik SORENSEN: agreement reached with Bologna to purchase the contract outright, with the player moving to Juventus
Okay, not very wordy. Short and to the point.
However, the news of Sorensen being fully owned by Juventus once again might not last much longer. It is widely anticipated in the Italian press that the 22-year-old Danish defender will be sold to another club in the not so distant future for a pretty amount of money.
The Gabbiadini and Sorensen deals were two of a handful of co-ownership resolutions announced by the club on Thursday. The rest, courtesy of Juventus' official website, are as follows:
Juventus wish to announce that transfer market operations have been finalised relating to the following players in co-ownership:
- Nazzareno BELFASTI: renewal of co-ownership agreement with Pro Vercelli;
- Giuseppe RUGGIERO: renewal of co-ownership agreement with Pro Vercelli;
- Daniele RUGANI: renewal of co-ownership agreement with Empoli.
- VincenzoFIORILLO: renewal of co-ownership agreement with Sampdoria;
- Stefano BELTRAME: renewal of co-ownership agreement with Sampdoria;
- Hordur MAGNUSSON: renewal of co-ownership agreement with Spezia;
- Alberto MASI: renewal of co-ownership agreement with Ternana;
- Alberto LIBERTAZZI: renewal of co-ownership agreement with Novara;
- Edoardo CERIA: renewal of co-ownership agreement with Atalanta;
- Simone EMMANUELLO: renewal of co-ownership agreement with Atalanta;
- Luca BARLOCCO: renewal of co-ownership agreement with Atalanta;
- Davida CAIS: renewal of co-ownership agreement with Atalanta;
- Laurenţiu Constantin BRANESCU: renewal of co-ownership agreement with Lanciano;
- Mame THIAM: renewal of co-ownership agreement with Lanciano.
Some of the names on the list above will never appear in a Juventus jersey because that's just the reality of the situation. For as much as we harp on Juve sometimes for their handling of young players, most of the players who come through the youth system are used to generate revenue.
But on said list, there are names that could possibly find themselves back at Juventus.
Rugani is one of the best defensive prospects there is right now. Alberto Masi has been hailed as a quality defender in his own right and, by all accounts, had a very good year at Ternana this season. Beltrame is still young enough to develop into a quality striker down the line.
So the cupboard isn't bare. Nor is it going to by any time soon. Now it's just a matter of resolving those three rather important co-ownership deals with Sassuolo that are still waiting to be completed.
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