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Juventus pushing for Corentin Tolisso

May 14, 2017 - 10:55 am

Juventus are in the lead to secure Lyon midfielder Corentin Tolisso and are aiming to complete the deal as soon as possible.

According to Turin based daily Tuttosport, the Bianconeri want to sign Tolisso quickly with Juve directors Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici aiming to close the deal with the French side after the Champions League final in Cardiff.

The report suggests Juventus have moved ahead of the competition in the race to sign the 22-year-old due to their good relations with Lyon, as well as having an agreement with the player directly for a move to Turin.

Les Gones president Aulas is hoping to secure at least 44-50m from Tolisso’s sale while the midfielder is believed to be the ideal candidate for Juve’s 4-2-3-1 formation where he would lineup alongside Claudio Marchisio, Sami Khedira and Miralem Pjanic.

Influential Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca Di Marzio confirmed that Juve coach Allegri wants the player and the Bianconeri are indeed on ‘standby’.


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    YellowTheNaijaBianconero May 14, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    better Veratti for such huge amount than Tolisso IMO.

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      Evi Ntl May 14, 2017 at 12:19 pm

      45m huge amount ???
      PSG wants at least 80-90m

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        E.Micallef May 14, 2017 at 4:15 pm

        Oh you just didnt remember the juve formula. That means divided in 3 sessions.

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        YellowTheNaijaBianconero May 14, 2017 at 4:16 pm

        80m for Veratti isn’t too much in today’s mercato, considering the quality he guarantees.
        Tolisso isn’t any surefire bet and what we need now after such a successful season is less of a gamble from outside, if we want to gamble, then let’s gamble with our primevera.
        Veratti > Tolisso

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          E.Micallef May 14, 2017 at 4:19 pm

          What makes you think psg will give Verratti. They would not make any deal with us. They are rich and dont need any money. And we have a shit relationship with them.

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            YellowTheNaijaBianconero May 14, 2017 at 4:28 pm

            They are rich, yes, but who says rich doesn’t need money? If we had paid some cash for Coman, do you think they’d be all this fussy? if they quote some mind-boggling amount and we bull$h!t them as we did Napoli and ADL for Higuain, who says they’ll reject the money?
            Look on the bright side bro, the only real hindrance to the deal is the player and his agent.

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      Gerald Quinn May 15, 2017 at 7:16 pm

      Fuck NO!!! Tolisso a future world class player who has his whole life in front of him, and at his early age is already a proven talent for 40-55M VS Verratti a superfluous player, of whom we already have the better counterpart in Pjanic, for 80-100M ????? Keep in mind PSG want 80M MINIMUM and our competition is also Bayern, and Real Madrid.

      Tolisso is a no brainier and much more useful to us:
      Veratti just has game distribution, dribble and Intelligence
      Tolisso has Strength, Attacking Prowes, Defensive Prowes and intelligence

      Tolisso is far more bang for the buck, and is a FAR FAR better fit for our 4-2-3-1 formation, Tolisso > Veratti

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        YellowTheNaijaBianconero May 17, 2017 at 4:10 am

        then we’d agree to disagree… who knows? we could just get both players next season!

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        BelgianJuventino May 19, 2017 at 9:01 am

        Verratti superfluous? Do we watch the same Verratti?

        Both have a great set of skills and I can see both do exceptionally well at Juve. Wouldn’t say Pjanic is better than Verratti, at least not with such ease.

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      BelgianJuventino May 19, 2017 at 8:57 am

      I’m a big fan of them both. Think we need to look at what we need most and then pick the player. I still see Verratti as a Pirlo-styled player, who is a welcome addition to any team. Tolisso is, for now, more unknown, but a fine athlete who seems to possess a lot of qualities. He has the technique, the muscle and the workrate a club like Juve expects.

      Who is to be considered as the better fit for Juve eh? All depends on what Allegri and the management decide, I can see plenty of reasons to choose either one.

      Both would be great, but would mean selling some of the current crop of midfielders

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    Christian Augusto May 14, 2017 at 4:01 pm

    Tolisso is one of the greatest options we have for our midfield. He will be hungry to prove him self at juve and I think that’s going to help him settle in. 50 mill is nothing now a days. Allegri will help him grow and he will become important for juve.