Liviero to Juve…Stabia

24 Jan

Matteo Liviero – Clawing his way back in line for greatness??

20 year old left-back, Matteo Liviero has moved to Juve Stabia on loan. The fullback who has represented Italy at every level from U17-U21 started the season at Serie B newcomers Carpi, after a solid previous campaign with Perugia in Lega Pro.

With only 3 appearances in the league and 1 in the coppa, it was decided to move him to a club where it is hoped he will find more competitive action. And with his new club Juve Stabia sitting rock bottom, surely they will give the Liviero dice a roll sooner rather than later.

I have followed the youngster since been alerted to his horrific kidney injury suffered during a game against Pisa in the 12/13 campaign. Within two months, he had not only emerged from the hospital ward but was back on the field for Perugia. Clearly he is made of stern stuff.

His last international outings came in September of last year for the Azzurrini and October with the U20 squad.

Jakub Hromada – Off to Genoa to help them climb of the bottom rung of the ladder.

Slovakian U17 captain, central midfielder Jakub Hromada has joined the Genoa Primavera squad, to gain some playing time, after failing to see much action under Zanchetta. As with Liviero, Jakub joins a struggling team rooted to the bottom of the table and so the odds look good for seeing him given a chance to impress.

With Hromada heading out, it makes sense to bring someone in, and it appears that Beppe and Paratici have managed a coup of sorts, by signing Lorenzo Granatiero on loan for the rest of the season.

Lorenzo…Mohawk by hair, terzino by nature.

The fledgling terzino is on a whirlwind of a voyage…at just 16 years of age, Lorenzo was turning out for his local side, Manfredonia in Serie D in September. Forcing his way into the team, his mature performances belied his tender adolescence and with several teams scouting him, Juve stepped in to bring him into the fold.

“It’s an indescribable feeling to have arrived at Juventus – admits the young fullback – because not everyone can play at a big club such as Juventus. I think this is a great opportunity that is giving me inspiration and I will try to commit myself to exploit it to the fullest. This dream has come true, now I have to work hard to get as high as possible in order to one day play with the great players of this club, from which you can only learn. ”

“As soon as I started the season with the Manfredonia I thought only to play for the shirt of my city – because it was a child I dreamed of doing it. Then, after a good performance, I was told that there were several important clubs interested in me, which gave me an extra boost to succeed, I started to think about my future and do better with the white shirt of my city. I thank the club for the opportunity and the trust you have placed in me since the beginning of the league and I can not wait to start this new adventure with one of the world’s best teams like Juventus. “
(Lorenzo Granatiero)

For a 16 year old to be have made 14 first team appearances in Serie D bodes very well for the future…

Yet another addition to our youth ranks comes in the form of Daniele Guglielmi. Also a terzino, not yet 16, needing special dispensation to play with the seniors, Daniele has made 3 appearances for Barletta Calcio this season which was enough to place our gold nuggets on the table and entice him to Turin. His agent is the same shrewd operator who discovered Verratti…

Daniele Guglielmi – The next Zambrotta???


One Response to “Liviero to Juve…Stabia”

  1. WenzelDashington January 24, 2014 at 5:32 pm #

    I remember Liviero form that Red Bull Salzburg game where he, Buchel and another youngster featured. Then went missing until news of his injury, glad to see he’s getting playing time slowly.

    Thanks for the update.

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