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Axel Witsel: ‘Discussions ongoing with Juventus’

June 2, 2015 - 6:05 pm

Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel admits there are ongoing discussions with Juventus while confirming his time at Zenit St Petersburg is coming to an end.

The Bianconeri have been linked with the Belgian international for several months now, and the 26-year-old has confirmed that Juve are in negotiations.

“I’ve always said that I didn’t want to leave Zenit without lifting the league title, and that’s done.” Witsel told Sudinfo.

“I’m 26, the best age to try a new experience.

“My favourite league? I don’t have one, my goal is to move to a top club in a top league.

“Juventus? There have been discussions, and they’re ongoing. They’re a fantastic team with a great project, to become again what they were in the days of Zidane and Nedved.

“The contact is ongoing, both with me and Zenit. It’s a destination that could be suitable for me.”

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    Juventin1897 June 2, 2015 at 7:25 pm

    Nice. This would be great, but also signify the selling of pogboom this summer.

    im torn.

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    CabraJP June 2, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    if we sell pogba i would prefer bringing verrati

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      Juventin1897 June 3, 2015 at 2:38 am

      sell pogba get veratti and witsel?

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        CabraJP June 3, 2015 at 1:51 pm

        that’s one option, but i think it would be best to get only verrati and get some extra cash for other options. But i guess there are reasons for Marotta to not pursue Verratti probably PSG are asking for too much.

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          DutchJuve June 3, 2015 at 4:56 pm

          We already got Khedira aswell. Don’t need Witsel.

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            JuveMarchisio June 4, 2015 at 12:15 pm

            Witsel is better then Khedira IMO

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    tpick June 3, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    waste of money. there are better players for less money.

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      DutchJuve June 3, 2015 at 4:55 pm


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      JuveMarchisio June 4, 2015 at 12:14 pm

      I’m in doubt, one-to-one he is may be one of the best, but he does not cover as much ground as vidal. Eventhough he scores almost as easy as Vidal. Nice style also, but for 20M okay, not for 30or40 M

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    Moderator June 3, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    storia di un grande amore