De Ceglie heading for Juventus exit

The former Italy Under-21 international’s spell with the Serie A leaders appears to be nearing its end come the end of this season

By Romeo Agresti

Paolo De Ceglie could be on his way out of Juventus in the summer transfer window as he is deemed surplus to requirements at the club, can reveal.

The 26-year-old has been struggling to secure regular first team action this season, making only 12 Serie A appearances so far, and the January arrival of Federico Peluso has pushed him further back in the pecking order.

Accordingly, Juventus are ready to part company with De Ceglie at the end of the 2012-13 campaign if a good offer comes in.

The wing-back, who has previously been linked with clubs such as AC Milan and Napoli, came through the ranks of the Bianconeri academy and has made over 100 appearances for the Italian champions.

However, he has never really been an undisputed starter in Turin, and is now likely to continue his career elsewhere.

The left-back’s current contract with the club runs until June 2017.