Juventus boss never wanted to sell Giaccherini to Sunderland
He was sold to Sunderland in the summer for a fee of €7 million but Conte revealed that the only reason he sold the versatile attacker was to free up funds for the acquisitions of Carlos Tevez and Angelo Ogbonna.
He told Sky Sports: “The departure of Giaccherini just shows the difficulties that we are facing today in Itailan football.
“It saddens me, a great team like Juventus want to reinforce our squad and spend €20m but to do so we are forced to give up a valuable player in Giaccherini to bring in €7m to get a return on the money that we have spent!
“Honestly, I never wanted to lose a player like that.”
The 28-year-old scored his first goal for the Black Cats against Southampton on Saturday, heading home in a 1-1 draw.