Agent of €12m forward comments on Arsenal and Tottenham links

Sebastian Giovinco

Sebastian Giovinco’s agent has talked up reported interest from Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur with his client’s Juventus future in doubt.

Juventus enjoyed a barnstorming campaign in 2013-14, but Sebastian Giovinco found himself a fringe figure in boss Antonio Conte’s squad.

The diminutive forward registered just 566 minutes of Serie A football as the Bianconeri charged to a third straight league title and record points tally.

Summer signings Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente formed a formidable duo up front, leaving Giovinco out in the cold and calling into question his future in Turin.

And with a contract that expires next summer and Juventus tipped to bring in yet another striker in the coming months, the 27-year-old time at Vinovo looks up.

The Italian press have linked Arsenal and Tottenham with moves for his services, with Tuttosport reporting that Giovinco’s agent will soon meet with Juventus officials to discuss the situation.

Representative Andrea D’Amico has now commented directly on interest from the Gunners and Spurs, insisting that Giovinco is wanted by a wide range of clubs.

He told Calcionews24: “I am not surprised that Arsenal and Tottenham are being linked, considering the quality of Arsene Wenger’s choices and the fine level of Tottenham’s squad.

“However, they are not the only clubs. Olympiacos, Monaco and Liverpool? There are many other teams, as Giovinco is appreciated everywhere.

“Before anything we’ll talk to Juventus and then we’ll see.”

Giovinco is a Turin native and Juventus youth product who has been with the club since the age of nine - though his best years as a professional were spent on loan at Parma.

It’s likely that he’ll look to stay with his hometown club if possible, but it seems the writing is on the wall and could see Arsenal or Tottenham as a chance to revive his career abroad.

Transfermarkt value the versatile attacker at €12million, but with a year left to run on his contract and a disappointing campaign behind him, he could potentially be had for less.

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