"Giovinco is someone who I strongly wanted, but so too did the club," the former club captain said from the outfit's Chatillon summer retreat.
"Giovinco has technique, he scores goals and creates them. He can take a free-kick and is also strong in one-on-one situations. He still needs to grow, but he'll get that chance here.
"Lucio? We didn't hesitate for a minute and the player was immediately enthusiastic about the project.
"I'm very happy with his signing. Look at his CV, that makes it clear that we have signed a top player in his role.
"Isla and Asamoah are strong players and good enough for the Juventus shirt. We'll impatiently wait for Isla who is recovering from injury.
"Whoever can offer me the more guarantees will play, there won't be first team players and substitutes. I'll pick those in form."