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Juventus complete ‘signing’ of Matheus Pereira

May 16, 2016 - 12:23 pm

Juventus have ‘signed’ Brazilian midfielder Matheus Pereira, but he’ll be loaned out to Empoli or Sassuolo.

Pereira had previously been pictured in Milan and was reported to have met with Bianconeri officials over a possible move to Turin.

Sky Italia and Gianluca Di Marzio report that a deal between the Corinthians and Juventus was agreed last Saturday and the player has met with Juventus officials to complete a ‘move’.

The young playmaker is expected to sign a five-year-deal with Juventus, earning 250,000 per season.

As Pereira is a non-EU player however, he’ll be unable to sign for Juventus directly and as such, he’ll join another Italian club instead, on loan for a season. The likeliest candidates are Empoli or Sassuolo, two clubs Juve have healthy relations with.

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    Moderator May 16, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    This one looks like its actually happened (apparently last Saturday). Juve quick to get the deal completed and get him out on loan at Sassuolo or Empoli.

    There was an article i read on teh legality of such moves, paying percentages to companies that own the rights of the player etc. Despite all that, I have faith in Beppe and Fabio that all was handled in the correct way – not our style to go poaching….

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      thegutterpoet May 16, 2016 at 10:14 pm

      Same story with Rogerio my friend who went straight into the primavera of Sassuolo in January. The modern incarnation of the old co-ownership…

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        Moderator May 19, 2016 at 11:06 am

        I like these kinds of deal – plenty of scope, players could develop into anything. It’s good to see us investing time and effort so far away from home.

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    Taofeeq Kazeem May 16, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    How good can possibly agree this player is worthy of Juventus? South American exploits are tremendous accross Europe but Juventus, only few performs. The Apelt brothers are good examples to examine.
    Forza Juve!

    • thegutterpoet
      thegutterpoet May 16, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      Gabriel has been fine. Performed well in Serie B and has been very useful indeed to the promotion achieving campaign of Spanish side Leganes. Although I believe Leganes have a buying option (with us retaining first refusal on his sale thereafter), it wouldn’t surprise me to see Juve draw him home, and offer him a new contract such has been his impressive season. Considering his natural position is anchoring the midfield, he may well be worth a peek, alongside Bouy and Vitale during the Summer. As for Guilherme…the last I knew of the striker was that he was heading to Switzerland.

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      BelgianJuventino May 17, 2016 at 11:44 am

      He won’t play for Juve next season. Give him some time and we’ll see how he turns out! It’s said Spaniards and South Americans don’t do well at Juve, but that’s just a generalisation. Let Pereira be Pereira.

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    frans cornelius May 16, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Why does Juve can’t sign non EU player when Sassuolo & Empoli can?

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      Moderator May 16, 2016 at 8:31 pm

      they have their quota

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      BelgianJuventino May 17, 2016 at 11:45 am

      There are restrictions on the amount of non EU players you can buy/have in the squad. Plus you need a certain amount of Italian players in the team

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    Jack Handey May 18, 2016 at 3:04 am

    He looks talented according to his youtube highlights. As long as Juve don’t pay too much, this is probably a good gamble.

    As a side note, that Juventus badge on the guy on the right looks photoshopped even though I have little doubt about the legitimacy of this deal.

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    BelgianJuventino May 18, 2016 at 6:49 am

    Anyone noticed how Dortmunds new shirt design looks almost the same as ours? Yet theirs is made by Puma

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      Moderator May 19, 2016 at 11:05 am

      it’s scarily close ! just a variation in colour

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        BelgianJuventino May 19, 2016 at 12:56 pm

        I know, you almost wouldnt believe 2 different companies made them!