Kwadwo Asamoah finally swapped the black and white stripes of Udinese for that of Juventus in a deal that would see The Bianconeri pay a reported 9 million euros for 50% of the players registration. Asamoah signed a 5 year deal that would see him line up alongside one of the best midfielders in Europe Andrea Pirlo.
The 23 year old Ghanaian international would become the second Ghanaian to line up for the 28 time Italian champions following in the footsteps of compatriot Stephen Appiah. At Juve, Kwadwo would not expect to start every game because he will be competing for starting berths with a trio nicknamed, MVP. MVP comprises of Italian national team midfield starter Marchisio, the Chilean workaholic, Vidal and midfield genius Pirlo.
One thing the Ghanaian playmaker has going for him is his versatility, he is able to shine in a variety of midfield roles; he can be deployed as a regista(deep lying playmaker), a trequartista where he performs to devastating effect for the Blackstars, in a wide left position or on the right where he can cut in and score the occasional goal with his left foot. Last season in a team that contains Antonio di Natale, he ended the campaign as the most fouled player for The Zebras. The player is aware of the challenges ahead ; ‘ “It’s an important step for me,” he told reporters at the club’s pre-season base in Val d’Aosta. “I’m playing for a top team and I’ll give my all to help out my team-mates. I had a great experience with Udinese and, after a few struggles in the first year, I managed to settle in and became an important player. But I’ll have to do even more now I’m at Juventus.” Having marked his Blackstars debut with a goal away in Mali, Kwadwo is no stranger to pressure. It is rumoured that he gave away the number 10 shirt of the Blackstars due to pressure.
The only certainty about his move to Juventus other than his paycheck is that all Ghanaian football fans would be praying for his success and looking forward to his displays in the the Uefa Champions League.