Although a number of new attackers were linked to the North London club in the January transfer window, Sebastian Giovinco was one that repeatedly was spoken of as a potential target.
The Italy international is struggling to get game time at Juventus, and the North London club were believed to be interested in a loan move for the diminutive forward.
However, should Arsene Wenger return for Giovinco in the summer, he will face competition for the striker’s signature.
“Yes, we have a wonderful memory of Giovinco,” he stated.
“You have to recall what we received in selling him, whilst we had paid €4m [for 50 per cent] when he seemed an overrated player - €4m for half, which means a valuation of €8m.
“Could he return to Parma? Yes, sure, I can only say yes. It is clear that he is a very important player and I do not think that Juventus will release him easily, because they have also made an important economic effort to sign him back from us.
“He is a player who is amongst great champions. We can say that Giovinco does not play, but we cannot forget that those playing in his place include Tevez, Llorente, Osvaldo…champions.”
The 27-year-old has only started three Serie A games this season, scoring a solitary goal and looks destined to leave Turin this summer.
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