Paolucci back at Juventus

Siena striker returns until the end of the season

Paolucci: Back at Juve

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Siena striker Michele Paolucci has returned to Juventus on loan until the end of the season.

The 23-year-old came through the ranks with Juve but failed to make a first-team appearance before being sold in a co-ownership deal with Udinese in 2006.

Althouth the Bianconeri regained sole ownership in June 2009, they immediately set up another co-ownership deal with Siena, but a series of injuries have now prompted them to draft him into the first-team squad.

Paolucci is eligible to face Chievo on Sunday and is delighted to be back with the Turin giants.

He told Juventus Channel: "I have great memories here. Coming back to the city was wonderful and I found it better than when I left.

"I am looking forward to things because in the many years I spent here, I never had the chance to make my debut with the first team.

"When I left, I was little more than a boy. Now I have several years of Serie A experience and many matches under my belt.

"I think the experience around Italy helped me to be more motivated."

Aiming to stay

Paolucci's main aim now is to earn a permanent place under Ciro Ferrara.

"I'm glad to have rejoined and I will try to extend my deal beyond theses four months.

"Playing for Juve has been my ambition since I was a little boy, and I want this to be a starting point.

"At the end of the season I will be happy if I've scored some important goals to help this team."