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OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL: Luca Marrone joins Carpi on season-long loan

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When Luca Marrone came back from a season on loan at Siena (under Antonio Conte, no less), it was widely regarded as a big step in what would be a bright career for his hometown club, Juventus.

Now, four years later, he's going to be trying to kick-start it.

Marrone, the Turin-born midfielder-turned-defender-turned-who-knows-what-now, joined newly-promoted side Carpi on a season-long loan deal, Juventus announced on Wednesday. It will be the second time in three seasons the 25-year-old Marrone has gone out on loan to one of Serie A's newest clubs, with the

The word from Juventus' official website tells us...

Luca Marrone has today joined newly promoted Serie A outfit Carpi on a season-long loan deal.

The 25-year-old midfielder, who made his Juventus first team debut in 2009, has amassed 23 appearances for the club in all competitions, scoring once.

Okay, so it's not that much different than what we've come to already know about Marrone's move to Carpi, but an official statement is still an official statement, right? Right.

Marrone dealt with injury after injury a season ago, and didn't appear in one single game for Juve after he was bought outright from Sassuolo last summer, It was the second straight season where injuries derailed any kind of progress Mr. Luke Brown was making as a player. But now Carpi, which seems like a place that much-needed playing might be available as it looks to make the stay in Serie A more than just one season.

But, more importantly, he needs to be healthy to be able to play. That's a pretty crucial part in the equation, don't you think? Yeah, thought so, too.