Juve capture Marchionni
By Nadia Carminati. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Juventus have finally completed the signing of Marco Marchionni from Serie A rivals Parma after weeks of speculation linking the player with a move.
The talented winger will join the Bianconeri in June on a free transfer, with the player signing a pre-contract agreement at Stadio Delle Alpi.
Until the summer, the 25-year-old will continue to play for struggling Parma in an attempt to keep them in the top flight.
"I would like to leave Parma in Serie A but, for the moment, I don't think about the future because it's something that will happen in six months," Marchionni told Corriere dello Sport.
"Surely, I don't expect to start as a regular [at Juventus], but there are many matches.
"The fact I know where I'll go is a big advantage, and knowing where I'll go puts me at ease but I can only think about playing for Parma's salvation, which is the reason I decided to stay here until June.
"I couldn't leave like that after five years; I want to leave Parma in Serie A."
The impressive midfielder also confessed to having a dream of playing for the national side, although he is fully aware of the great deal of competition for the Azzurri shirt.
"The national team is always a consequence of what you do with your club, but the important thing is that I give my best to save Parma," the winger added.
"I think that [Mauro] Camoranesi and [Aimo] Diana have played the qualifiers and deserve to go to Germany.
"But the World Cup year is always the beautiful one; you know that, should you do good things, you can aim to go."