Frederik Sorensen burst onto the scene at Juventus as an unassuming teenager who was brought up from the primavera because the senior squad needed the help. It was viewed as something more than just a blip on the radar, something that could be a potential bargain for more than just a couple months during the Dark Ages.
Five years and a handful of loan spells away from Juventus later, Sorensen is heading out just about as quietly as he first arrived. Yeah, not exactly what we thought as he made his mark as a center-back-turned-right-back in the winter of 2010.
Juventus, as of midday in Turin, have also confirmed the deal has officially gone through via their English-language website.
Sorensen — who spent last season on loan at Hellas Verona, appearing in a grand total of 11 games in all competitions — has signed a contract through 2019, according to the FC Köln press release. There is no mention of a transfer fee, with the only other mention of numbers is the one Sorensen will be wearing next season. However, earlier in the week, Sky Italia was reporting that the transfer fee is in the €2.5 million range for the Danish defender.
Sorensen — who spent two years (2012-14) with Bologna on a co-ownership deal — appeared in 17 games with Juventus. All those warm and fuzzy thoughts where we envisioned Sorensen as a part of Juve's defense going forward were a little off the mark, weren't they? Yep, not even close. Oh well.
Good luck to you, Iceman. We'll always have those times where Gigi Delneri was still Juventus' manager. And that assist against Inter in the Derby d'Italia back in early 2011. What memorable times those were.