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Marotta: ‘Allegri not leaving, Pogba and Dybala not for sale’

February 15, 2016 - 3:42 pm

Juventus General manager Beppe Marotta confirms that the club have no intention of selling Paul Pogba or Paulo Dybala.

Allegri has been linked with a move to Chelsea but Marotta was quick to rule out any possible move to Stamford Bridge.

“When things go well a Coach’s value goes up,” Marotta admitted, speaking to Gr Parlamento.

“Juve is a point of arrival for a Coach, one of the world’s biggest clubs. It’s not easy to find a bigger team than Juventus, unless you consider it the end of a cycle.

“And the winning cycle can continue.

“Conte had many successes and achievements at Juventus. He was here for several years, three seasons. He won a lot.

“It’s normal that the cycle comes to an end. Now he’s coaching the national team, but the relationship remains good.

“The fact that there are rumours that great teams are thinking about him proves that our choice was correct.

“A return? A recurring phrase in football is ‘never say never’, but the assumption is that our Coach will remain with us.

“I’m convinced that we’ll go forward with Allegri for many years.”

Turning his attention to Paul Pogba and Paulo Dybala, Marotta was equally dismissive about their possible departures.

“Dybala was a conscious decision, but risky,” Marotta admitted when asked about the €40m summer signing on Gr Parlamento.

“We knew we had chosen a very important talent, able to represent the future of the club. Moving from Palermo to Juve is a big jump.

“The lad has taken that step in the best way. He can still give more, he’s one of the best players out there.

“It’s never entered Juve’s head to sell him.

“Paul Pogba? He’s a great player, he can still give a lot to the Juventus cause. When you’re young performances can be up and down, but the fact he’s made mistakes means he has the courage to act.

“He’s an important asset for our club, and we’ll hold on tight to him.

“We’ve tried to consolidate our group more than make big profits. We rejected a €30m offer for Zaza and €20m for Rugani.

“I’ve been in football for many years, rushing to judgement is an integral part of this world. We have difficulties, above all after the loss of important players like Vidal, Pirlo and Tevez, who were difficult to replace, both in football terms and as people.

“We opted for quality players, young players, perhaps less experienced but able to represent the present and future of this team.”

Juan Cuadrado has impressed on loan while at Juve and Marotta was quizzed over a possible permanent transfer.

“We took a chance, taking a player on loan,” Marotta acknowledged.

“We’re considering, there’s a gentleman’s agreement with Chelsea. He’s a player who brings something different to Allegri’s team.”

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    ho Hi February 15, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Future,Future is in bianconeri.

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    BelgianJuventino February 16, 2016 at 12:06 pm

    I have a bad feeling about Morata’s future with us. He is again linked to Madrid where he will be sold again to an English team for a profit. Marotta is talking about Pogba and Dybala, but nothing about Morata.

    And the link with Cavani is apparently also back in circulation, to replace our Spanish firepower.

    It would make me sad if this happens. I really like Morata. He has so much more to offer too.

    Cavani is a good striker too, but I would keep Morata over him any day.

    • thegutterpoet
      thegutterpoet February 17, 2016 at 9:11 am

      I would understand seeing Morata return to Madrid, to play for Madrid, yet to head to the premiership from Juve would seem an understandably profit routine for Real, yet would suggest that the player is seeking money more than fame and glory. And the players will at this level must surely play a part in proceedings?

      Yet does it? How many players are sold against their will in such a way? Did Morata’s contract include a clause for Real to decide his future? If so…why would any player agree to this?

      I’d also keep Morata over Cavani…

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        BelgianJuventino February 17, 2016 at 9:32 am

        This is the discussion I have with a friend who supports Real Madrid. How much does Morata have to say in this? Is his will of any importance of what will happen next to him?

        I too expect he has some influence, why would you sign a contract with such terms in the first Place?

        But even if Morata can decide, nothing guarantees he wants a stay with us..

        • thegutterpoet
          thegutterpoet February 17, 2016 at 9:36 am

          If his heart isn’t with Juve, then he is better of elsewhere with a brilliant run of his last season, and 8-10m profit (as well as 30m in the kitty for a replacement…25m for Berardi perhaps).

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            BelgianJuventino February 17, 2016 at 9:38 am

            Agreed, but I (want to) believe he wants to stay here with us. He could become a Juve legend

          • thegutterpoet
            thegutterpoet February 17, 2016 at 9:52 am

            The way the season has progressed, it seems tricky to see where Morata can now earn a starting berth in the first XI. I am not yet convinced in any way by a front two of Morata and Dybala. Yet they have not had many chances at all to play together since we recovered our form and Mandzukic was playing better and better before his injury.

            Dybala could play behind Morata and Mandzukic, yet the opportunities to test such formations are few and far between as every game now becomes very serious indeed, as I highly doubt Napoli will fade away.

            Whether Dybala drops deep or not, I feel his best work is through the middle, though I suppose he could play as in inverted RF with Mario in the middle and Alvaro on the LF position.

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            BelgianJuventino February 17, 2016 at 10:28 am

            I’m sure Morata can be a starter, look at how he played last season. That doesnt just all disappear over a night.

            He has been out of shape and deployed in a role that doesnt suit him. He is a central striker and doesnt flourish on a flank.

            I am still convinced Morata should be our starting striker, not Mandzukic. Mario is a great striker, who might be better right now, yet it is a matter of form only. In the long term, Morata has the edge in every aspect. And he has the talent to do it