Even when Juventus bought Andrea Favilli back from Ascoli in the middle of June, the assumption was that he’d be heading to another Serie A club before the summer transfer window came to a close. That didn’t change when Favilli was included in the squad that is in the United States for the preseason tour. And, even with a first-half brace against Bayern Munich last Wednesday night, Favilli’s immediate future was going to be somewhere else.
Now it’s pretty much known that Favilli will be playing somewhere other than Turin come the start of the new Serie A campaign next month.
After Max Allegri said following the Bayern Munich win that Favilli is likely going to Genoa, Juve and Genoa have reportedly finalized a Beppe Marotta Special — loan-with-option-to-buy, according to Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio. The reported financial details of the agreement, courtesy of Di Marzio himself:
The player, born in 1997, is set to join Genoa as the two clubs have reached an agreement on the basis of a loan deal, with a loan fee of €5 million, with an obligation to buy set at 7 million.
The Bianconeri, however, won’t cut all the ties with the former Ascoli striker as they have inserted a buy-buck clause in the agreement with the Rossoblu club. Juventus could in fact buy Favilli back for €16 million after one season, or bring him back to Turin after two seasons for €23-24 million.
Look at all of those options to buy and buyback options.
Hope you all are able to memorize them quickly. There will be a quiz at the end of the day.
After a very good beginning to the 2017-18 campaign with Ascoli last season, Favilli suffered a season-ending knee injury in December. He finished with eight goals in 15 appearances in all competitions with Ascoli, a pretty good number considering he had struggled to truly get going on the senior level prior to that.
Now, Favilli — who turned 21 years old back in May — gets the chance to show that he can hang in Serie A after his two-goal showing against Bayern Munich in the International Champions Cup last week.