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Report: Juventus midfielder Luca Marrone set to join Córdoba on loan

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We haven't seen much of Luca Marrone this season. His inclusion in traveling and/or matchday squads could probably be counted on one or two hands and nothing more. He's spent a good chunk of the season working his way back from injuries, dealing with nagging muscle strains that can't seem to ever go away. It's not exactly the kind of situation some folks hoped for when the former Juventus youth product returned to Turin after a season at Sassuolo.

Now, it looks as though Marrone will again be headed out on loan once again.

And where to, you ask?

Wait ... Spain?

Luca Marrone has his suitcase ready, he's ready to join Córdoba in the Spanish league. Juventus agree to terms with Córdoba on a loan deal, and Marrone will reunite with Fausto Rossi for the rest of the season. Marrone has chosen to play in Spain so he can improve, he's on his way to Spain already and transfer is expected to be completed tomorrow.

(Source: Gianluca Di Marzio)

There was speculation that Marrone may be heading to Sampdoria — one of the busier Serie A teams in the transfer market this month — on a similar kind of loan deal until the end of the season. But the Córdoba option is a new twist, even when you throw in the fact Juventus already has one former primavera player on loan at the Spanish club.

Injuries and bad luck have played a huge role in Marrone's struggle to find consistent player time over the last 18 months. The deal to send him to Sassuolo was supposed to give him his first legit shot after two seasons with Juventus under Antonio Conte — who had Marrone on loan at Siena — but he played just 15 games for the newly-promoted Neroverdi.

Let's just hope, for his sake, that this loan spell has a little more success than the last one away from Juventus.