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Juventus look to Van Dijk, De Vrij and Garay

August 19, 2017 - 9:50 am

Juventus are looking to strengthen their defence ahead of the new season with three main candidates for the list.

The Bianconeri looked shaky at the back in their 3-2 loss to Lazio in the Supercoppa and have been on the lookout for a replacement centre back since Leonardo Bonucci’s departure to AC Milan.

According to La Stampa, Juventus have narrowed down the list to three candidates: Ezequiel Garay, currently at Valencia, Lazio’s Stefan De Vrij and Virgil Van Dijk who has handed a transfer request at Southampton.

Gazzetta dello Sport report that Garay is at the top of Juve’s list, however Valencia want at least €20m, a figure deemed too high by the Bianconeri considering the age of the player, however negotiations may still take place. Van Dijik is an outside bet considering he is intent on leaving Southampton while De Vrij only has one year left on his current Lazio contract and Juve are monitoring his situation closely.

Tuttosport report along the same lines, suggesting Juve will press for Garay, given that the player wants to remain in Europe despite having an offer from Russia, and quoting Beppe Marotta who called the Argentine “a great player.”

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    Moderator August 19, 2017 at 11:01 am

    I really can;t get away from the idea of another CB – I think without Bonucci, Chiellini will struggle, and he is injury prone at the best of times. Barzagli is best as a CB, not a RB and is also aging. that leave Benatia who still needs to find some consistency, and Rugani, who should be starting every game.

    I’d take whichever is the easiest option of these 3 – Van Dijik would be impossible….

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      ho Hi August 19, 2017 at 11:47 am

      Yeah and why is Rugani not starting even fucking today?!?

      Hey Mate, its a shame that Barza is 90 min on the field. And we all know he hasnt the power.

      • thegutterpoet
        thegutterpoet August 19, 2017 at 1:16 pm

        As a RB yes, he is a liability. As a CB with a swifter chap…like Rugani, I am sure he could still be a bear.

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          ho Hi August 19, 2017 at 1:24 pm

          Yes thats right.
          But the future with Ruga Calda and Spina wow!!

          Btw do you know Dazn?
          https://www.dazn.com/de-DE

          https://unlocator.com/channel/dazn/

          Try out it somehow. 10 Euro per months. Every Juve game. You learn german.
          Dazn is the Future!

          • thegutterpoet
            thegutterpoet August 19, 2017 at 1:39 pm

            Mate, I get a stream elsewhere for free…sometimes in belgian, sometimes in russian, yet there is usually/always plenty of stream at no cost.

            I actually thought of joining the juve membership, not so much for the streams but to contribute. Been a while since i grabbed a shirt, but I contribute in my writing! Still..I will check out their packages again or buy a new shirt for one my the countless kids my brethren keep producing.

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            ho Hi August 19, 2017 at 2:36 pm

            And no bufferings?

            Yeah Juve member would be great.
            Maybe ill join someday.
            Now lets focus on this new season. And on thursday its cl time again.
            Hope we get Psg. Those money arabs..

    • thegutterpoet
      thegutterpoet August 19, 2017 at 1:18 pm

      Van Dijk indeed is nothing but silly rumour. Their chairmen was prepared to refuse even 60M+…

      De Vrij would cost more than whatever it would take to prise Caldara from Atalanta a year early. Makes no sense to purchase Benatia for his experience, not exceptional form, then consider Garay, for the same reason.

      Even if we have to pay Atalanta 5m…its better than wasting much more elsewhere.

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    Shanks August 19, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    Not sure if the source is credible but apparently we had a bid of an estimated 75mil for Mateo Kovacic rejected by Real Madrid.