Juventus chiefs are delighted with the progress of midfielder Claudio Marchisio on-loan at Empoli.

"The most ready for the big leap is Marchisio," added Secco. "Empoli will hand us back a complete player."

Claudio Ranieri has also been impressed with the 21-year-old midfielder, who made 25 appearances in Serie B last season for Juve and already has nine top flight games under his belt.

"I expect a fine campaign from him. Marchisio will be our first reinforcement for the Champions League," added Ranieri.