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OFFICIAL: Juventus complete signing of Rolando Mandragora

January 19, 2016 - 4:37 pm

Juventus have confirmed the signing of Genoa midfielder Rolando Mandragora.

The deal was all but confirmed a week ago but the Bianconeri made the news official today, following the completion of the players successful medical which was held yesterday.

Juve will pay an initial €6m which may increase by another €6m if stipulations within the contract are met.

“Juventus Football Club can today confirm the signing of Rolando Mandragora from Genoa,” read a statement on the club’s official website.

“The midfielder joins for an initial fee of €6m, payable over the next three financial years.

“This figure could increase by a further €6m should he achieve certain sporting targets stipulated in the agreement.

“Mandragora has signed a five-year contract with the Bianconeri and will spend the remainder of the 2015/16 campaign on loan at Delfino Pescara 1936.”

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    BelgianJuventino January 19, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Welcome to the team eh! Great signing for the future

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    BelgianJuventino January 20, 2016 at 7:53 am

    Mancini and Sarri insulting each other on the touchline yesterday, displaying the class and values of their respective clubs!

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      thegutterpoet January 20, 2016 at 9:50 am

      I’ve never been a fan of Mancini, yet that was more due to the mechanical football he deployed, as a manager. Which he has repeated with Inter, to great success. Yet he has always seemed classy, dignified, proper. Certainly lacking any semblance of joy, yet decent.

      If the comments quoted are accurate, Sarri is painted as a goon.

      Either way it is good for us to have the manager of our main rivals for the title in the spotlight for the wrong reasons.

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        BelgianJuventino January 20, 2016 at 9:54 am

        I never liked Mancini either, not as manager and not as a person. I dont rate him classy either, i havent seen anything from him that makes me do that. Rows with players, rantings at referees, rows with other managers.

        Sarri didnt even try to deny the accusations so he apparently is a goon.

        Sarri risks a lengthy ban and that might be good news for the Scudetto race

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          thegutterpoet January 20, 2016 at 10:59 am

          Indeed, perhaps I over extended myself when I added ‘classy’ for he has the ego of a baron, yet I remain conclusive that he expresses himself in a professional manner on the whole.

          And I agree…it is a little odd for Sarri to have seemingly accepted the charge. Which I cannot say is to his credit, more stupid. Especially if – as it appears – the linesman nearby did not add their own weight to the charge.

          Is there truly any chance Sarri could receive a ban though? We are talking of a sporting body whose leader has openly remarked of banana eaters, whilst adding derogatory comments aimed towards homosexuals and jews. Had he been more specific and made such comments towards zionists, I could smile, but alas, he likely knows not the difference.

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            BelgianJuventino January 20, 2016 at 12:38 pm

            Agreed there, he does talk and speech in a decent way. I dont know whats up with Sarri, until now I have only read positive things about him.

            Yes it strikes me too as a surprise that he could face a ban for this, but it is reported that he could be banned for up to 2 months. (Football-italia)

            Seems too much in my eyes, dont know what exactly was said though.

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            BelgianJuventino January 20, 2016 at 3:28 pm

            Now there is talk of just a 2game ban, in Coppa italia only. Which has zero effect in this campaign of course

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    BelgianJuventino January 20, 2016 at 7:55 am

    For the good of our title chances I had hoped Napoli would win their Coppa game against Inter but oh well, they wont keep up this rhythm for the rest of the season.

    And Napoli losing is also nice.