Juan Iturbe
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Juve edge closer to signing Juan Iturbe

June 27, 2014 - 10:25 am

Juventus are ahead of AC Milan in the race to sign Juan Iturbe according to Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Argentine winger was recently purchased outright by Hellas Verona for a fee of €15m but the club conceded they would sell the player if they were to receive a ‘fair’ offer:

“We all know that Iturbe is a special player,” Hellas sporting director Sean Sogliano said on the club’s official website.

“We cannot hide the fact he is at the centre of important negotiations.

“He is aware of what the situation is, there are possibilities that he will join a big club.

Juventus directors are believed to be in Milan today, meeting with Hellas representatives to reach a deal for Iturbe as well as finalising a move for Stefano Sturaro with Genoa.  According to SkyItalia, Juve have reached an agreement for the player but have yet to come to an arrangement with Verona. At the time of writing, Hellas are asking in the region of €30m while Juventus value the player at closer to €27m.

Previous reports suggested that Juve were prepared to offer Fabio Quagliarella as part of a cash + player exchange deal.

Iturbe is believed to prefer a move to Juventus given that they can offer Champions League football next season.

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    EriJuve7 June 27, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    I really hope this transfer isn’t at the expense of sanchez

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      JuventusVidal June 27, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      i’d think it is since they both play rw

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    Moderator June 27, 2014 at 1:59 pm

    It probably will be at the cost of sanchez- Iturbe is a the cheaper option including a player in the deal

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      DutchJuve June 28, 2014 at 6:26 pm

      Back in the 90s/00s we made alot of players from decent to great. So maybe they are after this again. Buying them cheap, making them big and selling them expensive.

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        Papilaya(John)™★★★ June 28, 2014 at 8:51 pm

        Iturbe will be thw cheaper option, but he wont be cheap… Hes reported cost is 30 mill

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          DutchJuve June 29, 2014 at 11:04 am

          Oh crap i forgot the prices players have nowadays.

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    Ahmed H June 27, 2014 at 6:12 pm

    I really hope we sign Iturbe ASAP , He has a powerful left foot , Crazy ball control skills …. Of course I’d pick Sanchez over him , but Sanchez is going to be more far from us as Chile step forward at the WC

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      JuventusVidal June 27, 2014 at 8:08 pm

      i wonder what’ll happen once we bring back berardi next season

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        tpick June 28, 2014 at 1:42 am

        berardi-tevez-iturbe

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          JuventusVidal June 28, 2014 at 2:33 am

          tevez drops too deep to play alone up top. also, berardi does best on the rw.

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            tpick June 28, 2014 at 5:13 am

            False 9. Conte wants possession football, that role suits Tevez well. And Berardi is on the RW, you do lineups from the GKs perspective, right sided players are placed on the left side of the screen.

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            Papilaya(John)™★★★ June 28, 2014 at 9:56 am

            Plus Berardi doesnt often make runs into the pk box? Tevez being a player who loves to drop down and get involved will surely compliment Berardis runs, so it shouldnt be much of a problem.

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            Juventin1897 June 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm

            I really hope Juve do not go to false 9. Its a great way to play complacent in the attacking 3rd. Tevez has never played a 4-3-3, so how would you he could play it? He has always had a larger striker to play off of.

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            tpick June 28, 2014 at 4:57 pm

            he drops into the midfield to get the ball and passes pretty well

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            Juventin1897 June 28, 2014 at 5:06 pm

            But there is no striker. There is no one to defend in the box. You have one option: to play the ball through the middle on the ground. How has that ended up for spain this world cup?

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            Papilaya(John)™★★★ June 28, 2014 at 10:05 pm

            Yea but theres also Vidal and Marchisio who always looks to make runs into the Pk box and Berardi who does the same.

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            Juventin1897 June 28, 2014 at 10:12 pm

            Nah yo. If we play 4-3-3 it should be like the Lippi 4-3-3 early 90s. 3 sick defensive minded midfielders and 3 world class CF players. The attacking 3 are all interchangeable and move during the match. I think this is the Genius that Conte has in mind because he played in the midfield of that team. It underachieved and was unlucky with injuries and games.

            I can see the possibility of it. I just hope it happens.

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            Papilaya(John)™★★★ June 28, 2014 at 10:22 pm

            Well i just realized the attacking three Tpick posted is for the season after this one and by that time, im sure we will be moving on from Tevez as his contract will be expiring and Gabbiandini could very well be returning and he ll be that classic striker in front of Iturbe and Berardi.

            For the time being, i guess it ll be Iturbe(say he arrives)-Llorente-Tevez

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            Juventin1897 June 28, 2014 at 10:28 pm

            I still hope for sanchez.

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            Papilaya(John)™★★★ June 28, 2014 at 11:16 pm

            I still hope for Di Maria :p

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            DutchJuve June 29, 2014 at 11:03 am

            Makes me wanna say we wasted our prestigious number 10 on someone who will only play here for 2-3 years.

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            Papilaya(John)™★★★ June 29, 2014 at 1:01 pm

            Yup… One of yhe main reasons i didnt want Tevez to get it either. Our number should always be a symbol anf legend, not just a star player that will stick around for a few years.

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            DutchJuve June 29, 2014 at 11:04 am

            Would that still work in todays football?

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            Juventin1897 June 30, 2014 at 4:52 pm

            Hell yeah!

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            Juventin1897 June 28, 2014 at 10:04 pm

            He does the well. But with no striker or anyone playing infront of him, Tevez loses any space he would get. The other team can play how they want to defensively. Tevez needs someone to play off of. If he gets crowded out by 2 CB, he will have shit. Tevez is great in possestion. But He can only get it with players around him drawing defenders. Llorente is great for that. A classical striker for Tevez to play behind.

            Come Del Piero e Trezeguet.

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            DutchJuve June 28, 2014 at 6:23 pm

            I do wonder how Tevez would do in that formation. He is a good player, so who knows, maybe he can adapt.

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            Juventin1897 June 28, 2014 at 9:29 pm

            Hes 30. I wouldnt want to risk wondering if a 30 year old can changing his play. I mean, if they try it in practice whatever. But we will never see it unless it is a refined system.

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            DutchJuve June 28, 2014 at 6:21 pm

            Strange way of putting a line up though. Normally the place where you write Berardi is the LW position.

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      Papilaya(John)™★★★ June 28, 2014 at 12:22 am

      Welcome!!

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        Ahmed H June 28, 2014 at 7:16 am

        Thanks man! It’s a pleasure to be here with you guys….
        I’m a member in juventusmania.net (an Arabic forum), and that is my first participation here

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          Papilaya(John)™★★★ June 28, 2014 at 9:52 am

          Youre welcome!! Please continue to comment 🙂

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            Ahmed H June 28, 2014 at 10:02 am

            Of course I will

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        DutchJuve June 28, 2014 at 6:19 pm

        Welcome back!!! 🙂 (directed at the welcoming committee)

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          Ive returned for a while now! But anyone can be a welcomer!

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            We both know no one can do it like you can.

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    Papilaya(John)™★★★ June 28, 2014 at 12:22 am

    I know nothing of Iturbe and his price tag is quite up there, but if this move happens, at least it means Conte is serious about being more tactically flexible.

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      tpick June 28, 2014 at 1:39 am

      Hes pretty close to Sanchez’s level before Sanchez left for Barca.

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        JuventusVidal June 28, 2014 at 2:50 am

        sanchez was playing much better than iturbe did this season. iturbe only grabbed 8 goals and 4 assists. of those 8, like 3 were from free kicks. in sanchez’s last season for udinese, he grabbed 12 goals and 10 assists.

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          tpick June 28, 2014 at 5:11 am

          I would consider that pretty close, Iturbe plays for a team thats no comparison to the Udinese team from Sanchez last season.

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            DutchJuve June 28, 2014 at 6:17 pm

            Was that the season Udinese reached CL qualifiers? If so, you are right. They should have reached fourth place that season.
            Although Verona have had a pretty good season themselves.