Bari ace flattered by Juventus link

But the 21-year-old insists the must prove his worth in the Serie A before joining the Old Lady.

“It is a source of pride for me that repays the sacrifices I have done and am still doing,” Ranocchia told Turin-based daily Tuttosport.

“Juve are a great team and one of the biggest sides in Europe. I have heard these whispers too, but it’s too early.

“I have only made 12 appearances in Serie A and have a whole lot to prove yet…”