Italian Serie A

Iaquinta heads to Cesena

January 31, 2012

Juventus striker Vincenzo Iaquinta will play on loan at relegation-threatened Cesena until the end of the season, the Turin giants have confirmed.

Vicenzo Iaquinta
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Iaquinta, who is under contract with Juve until June 2013, has not played for the Bianconeri since March due to injuries and lack of form.

A statement from Juventus read: "Vincenzo Iaquinta will continue his career in Cesena. Juventus has reached an agreement with the Romagnola club to loan the player until June 2012.''

Iaquinta moved to Juve in the summer of 2007 from Udinese and has scored 40 goals in 108 appearances for the club.

A World Cup winner with Italy in 2006, Iaquinta is ready for a new challenge.

"I haven't played since March,'' he said. "I've chosen Cesena because it's the right place to relaunch my career.

"I want to thank all at Juventus, especially the fans, as they always treated me like a great footballer. I have no regrets.''

The 32-year-old is not the only player to leave Juve on Tuesday, with the club also confirming midfielder Michele Pazienza will play on loan at Udinese until June.

Pazienza joined Juve on a free transfer from Napoli last summer and has made nine appearances for the club so far.