Kwadwo Asamoah joined Juventus with a reputation as one of the rising stars of world football.
The switch signalled a return to Piedmont for the 26-year-old, who was immediately loaned out to Torino after signing for Swiss outfit AC Bellinzona in 2008.
Asamoah’s talent soon attracted the attentions of Udinese, with the midfielder making a loan move permanent following some eye-catching displays at the Stadio Friuli. His physical presence, all-action style and versatility played a crucial part in earning the Zebrette a place in the Champions League qualifiers.
He took his impressive form onto the international stage, forming part of Ghana’s strong 2010 World Cup campaign in which they finished as quarter-finalists.
Since signing for the Bianconeri in 2012, Asamoah, who became the second Ghanaian to don the black and white stripes following Stephen Appiah’s two-year stint with the club, has mainly been utilised on the left flank, where his boundless energy and technical abilities helped the team to their last three Scudetto triumphs.