Juventus winger Sebastien Giovinco is being lined up for a move to the Premier League as the Serie A champions look to fund a deal for Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez. Sanchez is reportedly on his way for a fee of around ˆ30million and Juve boss Antonio Conte will in turn have to trim his squad in order to facilitate the move.
That would see Giovinco made available for transfer as he would fall even further down the pecking should Sanchez arrive. As it is, the diminutive Italian has only made six starts in the league this season with the majority of his appearances as a substitute. And according to Tuttosport, Giovinco is interesting clubs in England over a cut-price deal for the previously highly-rated Italy international. Giovinco was tipped as his country’s next star when he burst on the scene in 2007. However, his career has proved inconsistent with the highlight the 2011/12 season when he scored 15 goals and created 11 in a superb season while on-loan at Parma.
That form led to Juve bringing him back into their squad as well as a call-up to the Italy Euro 2012 squad but he appears to have stagnated again as he struggles to get into Conte’s side. Giovinco is a lightening quick, skilful winger who can also play centrally and is adept a creating chances through his vision and passing ability, not just his dribbling skills.
His stature would be a slight worry for Premier league sides as he stands at just 5ft 5inc tall but he has shown that given a run of games, he could prove a genius acquisition.