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Marotta reveals his actual stance on Ronaldo coup in 2018

May 17, 2022 - 3:30 pm

In the summer of 2018, Juventus shocked the globe by finalizing one of the biggest transfer moves in history. When Cristiano Ronaldo landed in Turin, things were never the same again.

One of the consequences of the coup was the emergence of former sporting director Fabio Paratici. The current Tottenham official had been in Giuseppe Marotta’s shadow for more than a decade between Sampdoria and Juventus, but this was the move that allowed him to usurp his mentor.

That transfer is often defined as the beginning of the end for Marotta’s era at Juventus. Indeed, the former general director left the club afterwards before taking charge at Inter.

In a recent interview, the Nerazzurri’s CEO denies claims of internal disputes that accompanied Ronaldo’s arrival to Juventus. However, he nodded to the fact that he had his own observation regarding the matter.

“This is the most embarrassing question. When you buy a player you have to make a 360 degree evaluation and therefore you have to think about both the budget and the sporting aspect,” explained Marotta in an interview with DAZN via ilBianconero.

“I had made my own considerations, but it is myth when it is said that there have been disputes over this operation. It is only right to have a contradictions of opinion within the management.” 

The former Juventus official denied rumors of his return to the Bianconeri, but says that he still enjoys a great relationship with club president Andrea Agnelli.

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    Martinn May 17, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    A disastrous brand and shareholder signing that didn’t improve us on the field whatsoever, in fact our goal difference went down focussing on one player (look how benzema improved now they play as a team) who didn’t always perform and as predicted that social media presence left with him. Let’s see if pogba is that same mistake although an immediate improvement on paper.. They thought the Premier league is popular because of social media stars, when it’s about their fans willing to pay through the nose (as all sky is overpriced) for positive attacking football that is unpredictable …the opposite of allegri, who has a nosebleed after 60 minutes of balanced play to park the bus as the disasters in the cup and against lazio were made apparent. The var debacles and scapegoating of Juventus will drive even more
    casual fans from it as it leaves a bitter taste and looks ish for one team to get so much clear help. as for marotta, agnelli is pretty likely to blame judging by his lapses of judgement after that; sarri, then only one season of Pirlo in a stronger serie A then committing to a dinosaur who didn’t even have to get top4 or a trophy and guaranteed 3 seasons for the’rebuild’ ; if only he did sign for merda or real maid instead of us and I was looking forward to Inzaghi our even the rewritten of Conte who had proven himself yet again probably getting spurs to the champs league …add to that by possible ejection from the champs league for the super league fiasco. Nedved is the next scapegoat as the cycle continues. Arrivabene might be able to perform miracles and massively improve this team. People come and go, Juventus remain.

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    France Mercieca May 17, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    One of the biggest mistake of Angelli he should had listen to Moratta we wouldn’t been as they are now.