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Marotta: ‘Pirlo and Pogba want to stay, Tevez ? …..’

June 10, 2015 - 7:28 pm

Juventus director Beppe Marotta confirms ‘Andrea Pirlo has not asked to leave’ but the future of Carlos Tevez looks less certain.

Pirlo has been linked with a move to the MLS while Tevez was reported to have purchased a house in Madrid ahead of a move to Atletico (Proved to be untrue).

“Tevez? It’s his choice, and we’ll respect it,” Marotta told reporters at Juventus Museum, as the Coppa Italia and Scudetto were added.

“We can’t wait long, and the relationship is fantastic.

“As for Pirlo, he hasn’t expressed a desire to leave, that’s important. His contract runs until 2016, and we want him to stay. After he’s back from international duty he’ll let us know.

“I repeat: he hasn’t said he wants to leave.”

Marotta also touched on the clubs possible activity on the transfer market this summer.

“We’ve already signed [Paulo] Dybala and [Sami] Khedira. I’ll say this to the Juventus fans: don’t expect big names.

“Juventus already have big names, we’re champions of Italy for four years running, and we reached the Champions League final.

“We’ll hold onto our players who are already decisive.”

When asked if that referred to Alvaro Morata and Paul Pogba, Marotta confirmed the player’s immediate futures.

“He will remain at Juventus until 2016,” Marotta said of the former.

“The deal we signed with Real Madrid [with a 2016 and 2017 buyback clause] is clear. We’ll evaluate things in 2016.

“As for Pogba, there has been no official interest in him, and I’m convinced that Pogba wants to stay with us.

“I’ll say it again, Juve’s future project is based on keeping our best players.”

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    Moderator June 10, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    It was important to post this because judging by Marotta’s words, we can say that Pirlo is possibly staying, as is Pogba. morata is here another year at least.

    Tevez could well leave and that is a huge blow given his contribution, but it’s up to him at the end of the day.

    This was a nice moment though – Sturaro hinting that Berardi’s future lies at juve:

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      CabraJP June 10, 2015 at 8:58 pm

      hahaha that was gangsta Stefano!

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    CabraJP June 10, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Very important post man, thanks. Especially considering all the bullshit that was on twitter today, the house thing is just unbeliavable, fuck the media.

    I don’t think we need any more big names for next season, i’m sure people expect Juve trying to nail the UCL Final again but we have to be smart and analyze this season for what it is, a european confirmation season, QF is surely going to be the goal again and SF would be a success.

    With Dybala, Rugani, Neto, Khedira, probably Donsah, Berardi and Zaza i think we can all be satisfied and only expect good sales without selling any key players.

    I think this should be goodbye to Matri, Llorente, Padoin, Pepe, Ogbonna and any other player we don’t use anymore….is Isla still ours?. If Pirlo goes i won’t be heart broken.

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      BelgianJuventino June 11, 2015 at 8:14 am

      Agreed man, those are all good players. Though a decent LB would be useful, if Evra can’t play, we have no decent replacement. Isla is still ours and will be back with us now, QPR didn’t use their option to buy him.

      Just hope Tevez will stay, he’s still a vital part of our team. Pirlo less so

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    Peter June 11, 2015 at 5:33 am

    “Don’t expect big names” is something I didn’t want to hear from him, but whatever. I would really like to see another left back to give Evra some rest every now and then. Maybe a right back too, for same reasons, depending on whether we keep Romulo, Padoin or not.

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      BelgianJuventino June 11, 2015 at 8:18 am

      Most essential is a LB imo. We have Lichtsteiner, Caceres and Pereyra who can play RB. If Evra can’t play we’re stuck between choosing who is the least worst option, Padoin or PDC. 99% sure we won’t keep Romulo.

      Just a reliable replacement would be good already. If Tevez leaves I think we do need another big name striker, doesn’t have to be that expensive. Something like RVP, Mandzukic, Ibra. They’re all available for a decent price, just the salary might be tricky

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        JuveMondo June 11, 2015 at 1:14 pm

        Asamoah for LB!! Don’t forget about him

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          Peter June 11, 2015 at 5:02 pm

          I never forget about him, but for me he is a midfielder.

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            JuveMondo June 11, 2015 at 5:05 pm

            That was where he played for udine but for us he played as LWB and for Ghana LB. We have so many other midfielders amongst our ranks that I see Asa slotting in at fullback. One year to work with Evra and then hopefully he will be a solid option for us there.

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            Peter June 11, 2015 at 5:09 pm

            He also said during the WC (if I’m correct) that he doesn’t like to play as LB.

            If we continue to play with 4 midfielders, and no “big name” creative attacking midfielder is coming, then I think Asamoah could rotate well.

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            JuveMondo June 11, 2015 at 5:16 pm

            Yes he said something along those lines but I think he said the reason for this was because in the Ghana team he could provide much more going forward and his talent was being wasted as a defender. I think he would rather be a starting LB than a rotational midfield guy for juve

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            Peter June 11, 2015 at 9:20 pm

            Could be. Still, I’d be happy if we bought a regular LB for back up.

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            JuveMondo June 12, 2015 at 12:54 pm

            yep same here

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          BelgianJuventino June 12, 2015 at 6:59 am

          I also see Asamoah as a midfielder but he definitely can play as a LB, but he doesnt like playing there

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        Peter June 11, 2015 at 5:07 pm

        Pereyra as RB? Are you sure? I mean, has he played there at all?

        In the last few games I think Romulo was decent, if he can avoid injuries, he could be okay. But I agree, we probably let him go / sell him cheap.

        Maybe if they manage to rob Torino of Darmian, he could play both RB and LB. At least that’s what you all have been telling me. Cash + Ogbonna for Darmian would be okay with me.

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          JuveMondo June 11, 2015 at 6:00 pm

          Pereyra played RWB a few times but didn’t impress imo

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          BelgianJuventino June 12, 2015 at 6:58 am

          Yeah Pereyra can play there, he’s a versatile player. Romulo was only loaned I think, he’ll just be gone xp I would like Darmian very much, but he would come in really expensive

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    JuveMondo June 11, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Marotta said don’t expect any big names but idk if I’m buying it. We only splashed money on Dybala so far and we just made it to CL Final and made a ton of money. I’m expecting a decent spending for a TQ or a LB and it looks like Allegri is a fan of Oscar. LB I would like Darmian but if we get a younger guy w potential and who can learn from Evra then I’m ok with that too (Baba?)

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    Moderator June 11, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    – Sky are saying the Tevez deal to Atlti is off. He wants 5m in salary
    – Cagliari director said that Nainggolan is wanted by Juventus

    That last moves makes no sense to me unless we are preparing to sell someone – otherwise the midfield is stacked. Only reason i can think is we are selling Pogba or Vidal or perhaps Pirlo is leaving. While Nainggolan isn’t a direct replacement for any of them (maybe Vidal) i’d hate to lose any of those players

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    Moderator June 11, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Another bit of news from the reliable romeo Agresti – Juve had a meeting for Zaza and Berardi today :

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      tpick June 11, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      24m + Sturaro and Coman on loan. They need real playing time, and not occasional minutes. Sturaro would start for Sassuolo, Coman would play 20+ games.

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        Moderator June 11, 2015 at 9:43 pm

        Great relationship with Sassuolo, long may it continue. If Sturaro can play like that against Real Madrid, he needs to be playing regularly.
        Coman could really develop into something as well, based on those cameos.

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        adp1974 June 12, 2015 at 11:49 pm

        I wouldn’t let Sturaro play anywhere else … I want him here. I think he has great potential,

        Why doesn’t Juve just never mind this nickel and dime bull shit with player swaps etc and just buy the damn kids.

        I don’t think I want Zaza either, we could without him.

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      BelgianJuventino June 12, 2015 at 8:55 am

      thats 15 for Zaza and 13 for Berardi then? Fair price imo. Especially Berardi. Let’s not make him Verratti 2, we didnt pay 12 mill for him and look how much he is worth now, at the very least double that much.

      Ofc try to lower it, but hopefully they don’t let him walk..
      As tpick suggests, loan them Coman and Sturaro. Last time I suggested a Sturaro loan nobody agreed with me, but look at that midfield. Sturaro would hardly play and at Sassuolo he could be playing every single league game

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      JuveMondo June 12, 2015 at 12:57 pm

      If we get both does that mean llorente goes? Probably right?

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    Moderator June 11, 2015 at 9:08 pm

    ….and Bonucci has extended his contract until 2019

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    ho Hi June 12, 2015 at 9:25 am

    I just hope that Tevez stays for at least one more year. He could be a mentor for Dybala.
    Vidal will leave us. And I think thats good. He was very overmotivated in the final. He has to learn how to behave respectfully in a good damn final.
    In my view he should have a big talk with Edgar.

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      tpick June 12, 2015 at 3:10 pm

      I can see Vidal finishing his competitive career with Juve if Pogba leaves.

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        ho Hi June 20, 2015 at 12:08 am

        now lets be serious. Youve heard what happened in chile with Vidal?

        I think Juve has now to chose. Sell him or keep him. I love his character, but he is often antisocial.

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      DutchJuve June 14, 2015 at 3:40 pm

      Vidal will leave us? Why is that? And what is wrong with being ”overmotivated”? Atleast he gave his all trying to win the thing. His challenges were reckless, but cmon he’s Vidal, we knew before the match he was gonna do this. He hasn’t acted disrespectfully at all during the final.

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      JuventusVidal June 14, 2015 at 4:18 pm

      vidal started off poor but he grew into the final and in the second half he was playing pretty well.