Juventus Youth Mercato Update

8 Jan

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Juventus youth product, Joel Untersee is set to move on loan to Swiss second division outfit FC Vaduz. South African born Joel is a right back but can also operate higher up the field as a right midfielder and has represented Switzerland at international level since he was 14 years old. Currently a regular for the Swiss U20s it is hoped that the senior experience will help his development.

Returning to our ranks from their recent loan moves are former primavera target-man Stefano Padovan and Albanian attacking midfielder Elvis Kabashi. Both failed to make any headway towards the first team at Pescara, where they both headed last Summer –

Kabashi – 1 SUB Appearance, 11 minutes in 4-2 victory over Carpi

Padovan – 5 SUB Appearances, 45 minutes in total, 1 assist. (Stefano has continued to produce goals for the Italy U20, for whom he has made 3 second half appearances since September, scoring 3 times)

The big striker may be on his way to Vicenza, who look set to fight hard for promotion from Pro Lega 1 this season. A club will hopefully be found for Elvis in the coming days.

Rugani…A future Juventino??

Over at Empoli, towering CB Daniele Rugani is enjoying a tremendous season, having played in 19 of his side’s 21 fixtures. Sitting just a solitary point off top spot, promotion appears well within their grasp. The defender, whom we co-own, has also found promotion to the Italy U21 squad in recent months, making it to the bench of the azzurrini in their last three fixtures. Due to his very solid progress, we will probably be speaking to Empoli this month in order to purchase his remaining 50%. Leaving him on loan at Empoli, perhaps even beyond the Summer if they were to reach Serie A.

Dropping down ever deeper to Lega Pro…Left wing-back Nazzareno Belfasti has moved to Gubbio on loan after a disappointing stint at pro Vercelli.

 

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3 Responses to “Juventus Youth Mercato Update”

  1. Abdul January 12, 2014 at 7:42 pm #

    What have become of Beltrame and Leali? And Sorensen too?

    • thegutterpoet79 January 13, 2014 at 1:31 am #

      Greetings Abdul, cheers for the comment…

      Leali – Has been playing well enough for Spezia (Serie B), number one choice goalkeeper since the start of the season. 18 games in the league (5 clean sheets), 2 in the coppa.

      Beltrame – 9 starts, 14 appearances in total. With just the two assists to his name thus far. It seems somewhat worrying that he has been subbed off in 8 of the 9 games he has started. A fitness issue??? Or perhaps the coach’s general tactics i.e. always adding fresh blood to the attack in the second half. At least Stefano has been playing regularly, and earning a place in the starting XI for a fair few of Bari’s fixtures. His three starts for the Italy U20s in the last few months have produced 2 goals.

      Both players continue to be part of the Italy U20 and U21 set-up.

      Sorensen – A player I have very much liked and held high hopes for since he made a few appearances in our first team under Del Neri. Seem to show great natural talent as a stopper, at such a young age. Strong in the tackle, good at reading the game and tough to beat in the air. He remained with Bologna in the summer, after becoming a first team regular last season. In the current campaign, injury has ruled himn out of all but 9 matches. He continues to play a key role in the Danish U21 side and has been attracting interest in the current transfer window from the bundesliga…Wolfsburg, Galatasaray and Everton have been mentioned.

      • Abdul January 13, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

        Glad to hear that about Leali in particular. Are you in anyway involved with the club, or you are just a curious/passionate observer?
        Cheers!

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