Juventus include ‘new Balotelli’ in squad

Juventus have called up teenage sensation Moise Kean who is labelled as the 'new Mario Balotelli' for their Serie A tie against Udinese on Saturday.

The Turin-based outfit have been in outstanding form this season collecting 18 points from seven league matches, which has prompted coach Massimiliano Allegri to promote the 16-year-old for his side's matchday squad.

"Kean will join the squad," he said in a press-conference.

"He's a talent but at 16 years old, he needs more matchday experience. We are including him to help him grow."

The 49-year-old mentor also welcomed the return of veteran midfielder Claudio Marchisio, who is yet to feature this season after sustaining a ruptured cruciate ligament in mid-April.

"Marchisio played 45 minutes in a friendly during the week and is coming along very nicely indeed," he added.

"He is an important player, but we have to be cautious after such an injury."

Allegri also confirmed the unavailability of Daniele Rugani, Kwadwo Asamoah, Marko Pjaca and suggested thatMedhi Benatia could be handed a starting berth.

"Rugani, Asamoah and Pjaca are the only guaranteed absentees. Benatia is fit and may start from the off on Saturday," he said.

"The match against Udinese is the first of seven big matches in the next 22 days.

"We will need to be ready. We must approach Udinese with caution, they have some good players and an excellent new coach. It will not be an easy game," he concluded.

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