Juve ready to gamble on Cassano

February 18, 2009
This time last year Antonio Cassano stormed off the Sampdoria pitch, bare-chested, red-carded and with tears in his eyes after throwing his shirt at a referee in a fit of pique. It was another blot on an already stained copybook for the controversial Italian striker and the subsequent five-match ban left his top-flight career in jeopardy.

Fast forward 12 months and the hot-headed striker, once described in this very column as a "crack-pot", has shed his antagonistic image and is on the ...

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