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Trio in permanent Juve move

Published: Thursday 26 June 2003, 17.11CET
Juventus FC paid €21.5m to sign Marco Di Vaio, Mauro Camoranesi and Enzo Maresca on a permanent basis. features

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Published: Thursday 26 June 2003, 17.11CET

Trio in permanent Juve move

Juventus FC paid €21.5m to sign Marco Di Vaio, Mauro Camoranesi and Enzo Maresca on a permanent basis.

Juventus FC have paid a total of €21.5m to sign Marco Di Vaio, Mauro Camoranesi and Enzo Maresca on a permanent basis.

Shared registration
The Italian champions previously shared the registration of the three players with other clubs; Di Vaio was on the books of Parma AC, while Camoranesi and Enzo Maresca were part owned by Hellas-Verona FC and Piacenza FC respectively.

Di Vaio deal
Italian international forward Di Vaio arrives in a €14m deal, with Parma receiving €4m this year, €5m in 2004/05 and €5m the season afterwards. The former S.S. Lazio, Verona, AS Bari and Salernitana Sport player came to Juventus on a temporary basis in a deal rated at €26m, including a swap for Matteo Brighi, last summer.

Prolific spell
Di Vaio, 26, scored four goals in Juventus's run to the UEFA Champions League final and seven more as the club clinched their 27th Serie A title. In his previous three seasons with Parma, who he joined in 1999, he scored 41 league goals, earning an international debut in February 2002 against the United States.
Camoranesi arrives
Argentina-born midfield player Camoranesi arrived at the Delle Alpi last summer but until today the two clubs shared his registration. Now, for a sum of around €4.5m, the Italian international has become a Juventus player outright.

Huge success
Camoranesi slotted in as a replacement for the injured Gianluca Zambrotta on the right and his superb performances forced coach Marcello Lippi to move Zambrotta to the opposite flank when he returned from his injury. He recently obtained Italian citizenship and has already won two international caps.

Maresca joins
Meanwhile, Juventus have paid €3m to similarly claim former Italian Under-21 international Maresca. Piacenza laid out €4m for the joint ownership of the midfield player a year ago, but the 23-year-old, despite some impressive performances, was unable to prevent his club's relegation from Serie A. He previously played 16 matches for Juventus in 2001/02 having also been with Bologna FC and England's West Bromwich Albion FC.

Vieri signed
Juventus have also bought full ownership of striker Massimiliano Vieri, brother of Internazionale FC's Christian, whose registration they also previously shared with Verona.

Last updated: 26/06/03 20.46CET

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