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Coman and Zaza to return to Juventus ?

October 4, 2016 - 9:35 pm

Reports in Germany and Italy suggest Kingsley Coman and Simone Zaza could return to Juventus at the end of the season.

French winger Coman is on a two-year, €7m loan deal at the German club, but the 20-year-old has barely featured under new coach Carlo Ancelotti.

German daily Bild suggest that Bayern are doubtful of whether or not Coman will be part of their plans in the long-term and they may not take up their option on the player at the end of the season.

Meanwhile, over in Italy, it was initially reported that West Ham may send Simone Zaza back to Juventus rather than signing him outright.

The Italian striker joined the Hammers in what is effectively a loan deal which would become a permanent transfer after a certain amount of appearances. The full value of the deal was expected to earn Juventus €20m plus bonuses.

Calciomercato.com suggested that Zaza may not make the required appearances this season to enforce the move, however the players father, who also acts as his agent, has refuted the suggestion.

“He needs to settle, he’s totally changed style of play,” Antonio Zaza told TuttoJuve.

“I don’t know what else to say, he’s fine, you have to be patient. There are no other problems, neither with the team or the club. He’s fine and he’s happy to be there.

“I repeat, they have another way of playing and it’s not easy to settle into it.

“He’s on loan from Juventus with an obligation to buy after 10 appearances. I think he’s had four or five so far.

“All I can say is that Simone still has to settle tactically, because at Juve he was used in a particular way. The movements are different, so he needs to figure out those movements as soon as possible.

“It’s only a month and a half that he’s been there, it’s the first time he’s been away from Italy. He’s still calm, very calm, I can guarantee you that.

“The important thing is for him to score once, after that Simone will be unlocked, I’m convinced of that.”

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    Prima La Juve October 5, 2016 at 2:54 am

    Coman will be interesting. No doubting his potential, but needs to learn some humility, especially after making it widely known how much “better” being at Bayern was in comparison to Juve. Wonder what he thinks now?

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      BelgianJuventino October 5, 2016 at 11:02 am

      Coman sure would be interesting, would totally open up a winger system with Pjaca and the other side.

      I dont believe much of it though.

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      Dar Black October 5, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      Agreed. Sometimes you can say somethings that make it impossible to return. I think Coman has crossed that line. I would rather he did not come back. If Ancellotti had been playing him would he have asked to come back voluntarily? No. So just becsuse he is not getting playing time now I don’t see why he should crawl back to us.

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    Gerald Quinn October 6, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    i would love nothing more than for a Coman return, he would be a big upgrade on Cuadrado lol, better passing, better finishing, younger, and just as fast if not faster. Frankley Bayern are stupid for not taking the buy option as we are practically gifting Coman, even if Ancelotti has no need for him, Bayern can easily buy him and re sale him for a hefty profit

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    Jas October 7, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Personally, I don’t want either to return from their perspective teams. Zaza is subpar of Juve’s quality and Coman has so much growing up to do. Even on loan he was criticizing Juventus so much. For a kid who’s not even 21 yet, hadn’t accomplished anything personally, barely played a full game in his life, who in the f*** does he think he is? Yes he was talented but he is no Messi folks. Personally I hope Bayern picks up the option, which I think they will since neither Ribery or Robben are getting any younger. If i had to chose between Pjaca and Coman I’d chose Pjaca in a heartbeat. Coman has too many Balotteli elements in his personality.