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OFFICIAL: Juventus sign Gonzalo Higuain

July 26, 2016 - 5:01 pm

Juventus have officially confirmed the signing of Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain.

The club released this official statement via their website earlier today:

Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that the definitive acquisition of the registration rights of the player Gonzalo Gerardo Higuain has beenfinalized.

The consideration for the acquisition is € 90 million payable in two equal instalments in 2016/2017 and 2017/2018 financial ye ars.

Juventus and the player have signed a 5-year contract of employment.

 

Higuain is expected in Turin tomorrow for the remainder of his medical before being presented to the media.

Pipita scored a record-breaking 36 goals in Serie A last season, netting a total of 71 in 94 league games during his 3 seasons in Naples.

 

More to follow…..

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    Dar Black July 26, 2016 at 5:37 pm

    Interesting, but in England (home of crazy EPL excessive TV money) in a very rare event now that Pogba’s medical has been cancelled by Raiola most Man U fans on social media are stating how sick and tired they are now of this whole transfer charade with Pogba, and don’t think he should be bought anyway as he is grossly overpriced by the benchmark of his talent. That coming from a team whose fans usually gloat about how much they spend.

    And even rarer, Arsenal fans who are normally right on Wenger’s back for being a cheaparse in the transfer market (usually missing out on the best players) are actually supporting him for not following up his interest and wasting so much money on an old player like Higuain.

    I’m yet to see anyone who thinks the finances of these two deals are anything but utter madness.

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      bogdan July 26, 2016 at 8:28 pm

      Well English media (în this case ) is hypocrite as well as the fans of Arsenal (în regard to Higuain deal) and Manchester U ( in regard to Pogba deal). I mean that because when they can’t obtain the thing they wanted or someone pays more they start to talk shut about that transfer. Honestly I wouldn’t bother to much with that kind of articles or fans, I mean we support Juve for a reason and that reason surely alienates us from all the nonsense from EPL.
      Anyway, in my opinion this transfer is unexpeced but is welcomed. Sure, the fee is really high but we had to pay in order to bring a proven goalscorer in our team, a player that will elevate this team even higher. I think we could all retain Pogba for another year and give our best try in order to win the CL .
      Anyway it’s a good time to be a Juventus supporter and we should enjoy this season.

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        Dar Black July 26, 2016 at 9:42 pm

        Arsenal have a cash reserve of 150million GBP’s – far more than Juve. They could have bought Higuain twice over if Wenger wanted him, and paid him bigger wages than we can. But for their fans who are normally raging at Wenger for being cheap to be really happy they did not go after him at this price tells you just how crazy this transfer fee is for a guy of 28.5 years who is not Messi / Ronaldo.

        And same for Man U with Pogs. The club want him, but ironically the fans don’t at the asking price! Never ever have I seen that before with UTD fans. They know they are being mugged.

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          bogdan July 27, 2016 at 3:32 am

          Man, I won’t say you are not right but what I say is that it really is one of the few players that could have upgraded us. I mean it seems we tried with Sanchez but we couldn’t so , except maybe for Aubameyang, we really couldn’t get anyone who could score so many goals.
          In my opinion this deal brigs to Juve another thing, it brings the attention of the media on us (as you can see we are still less popular team than Arsenal, maybe Psg, Liverpool etc. This transfer will also put ourselves in the position to dominate the league and win by a greater score difference, and this, in turn will attract more fans.
          În my opinion had to take a risk, because what could bring new fans to our fantasy and raise our income in the long turn?
          Yes, it’s crazy, but it’s a statement. After the Calciopoli, it’s the best team we ever had so I wouldn’t be unhappy about this. If anything, it shows us that our president really tries to make Juve a better team .

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    David Olufadi July 26, 2016 at 5:52 pm

    Contrary to popular opinion, i think this is a very good buy by Juventus. Is the price on the high side, most definitely, but that’s the way the market is. For all the critics of this deal, there are a lot of reasons why this is a good buy for Juve

    What other world class striker was available and would have been cheaper in this overpriced transfer window . Absolutely none. There are only about 5 or 6 strikers that are better or on par with Higuain. Messi, Ronaldo, Suarez, Lewandowski, Aguero, Benzema. You may decide to include Aubameyang. Any of the above strikers would cost above 80 million pounds. Infact i would argue that Juventus simply had no choice if they where serious about winning the Champions League. There was no other world class striker available. Forget all the other strikers like Icardi, Lacazette or Costa that people are mentioning. None of those strikers can guarantee you 30 goals a season.

    Also, this move weakens their main competition for the Serie A next week. There is simply no way Napoli would be able to compete with Juve even if they get Icardi as Higuain’s replacement. Now while it’s true that they don’t need Higuain to win the Serie A, a weakened Serie A allows them to rest key players in the run up to important games in the Champions league. That could be the difference between second place and a Champions League victory.

    A Dybala-Higuain partnership is mouth-watering, and with the signing of Pjanic and Pjaca, Juve are definitely one of the top 5 favourites for the Champions league even if they lose Pogba

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      ho Hi July 26, 2016 at 6:09 pm

      Pogba is overrated.

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      BelgianJuventino July 27, 2016 at 5:25 am

      This is pretty much the exact same thing I have been saying! Wholeheartedly agreed!

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    Moderator July 26, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    GONZALO !!!!!!!!!!!! HIG – U – AIN !!!!
    GONZALO !!!!!!!!!!!! HIG – U – AIN !!!!
    GONZALO !!!!!!!!!!!! HIG – U – AIN !!!!
    GONZALO !!!!!!!!!!!! HIG – U – AIN !!!!
    GONZALO !!!!!!!!!!!! HIG – U – AIN !!!!
    GONZALO !!!!!!!!!!!! HIG – U – AIN !!!!

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    Papilaya(John)™★★★ July 26, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    I love this purchase and it goes beyond my being a fan of Higuain.

    Yes, Higuain is known to choke, but he performs consistently. Hes in a different enviroment where he ll learn to be a full fleshed champion. i dont know how many other players could say they surpassed maradona. And i honestly doubt many others could actually do what higuain did with napoli.

    Yes the price tag is exagerrated, but with this transfer, Marotta is basically telling the fans and all of europe that we re here to win the champions league. And that is a major plus in my eyes. We ve watched him be stingy and extremely careful over the past half decade, but not this is a CLEAR message what he and the rest of juve want and that is the champions league.

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    Moderator July 26, 2016 at 6:03 pm

    I might be able to venture a more intelligible response, but right now, i’m drinking and celebrating 10 long fucking years. 10 years since they tried to bury us and end us.
    Fuck the Lega. fuck the opposition. Fuck Inter. Fuck Mad Max Moratti. Fuck them all.
    We are back. With out without Pogba. We’re back. Back to the top.
    I don;t care if it becomes a one team league. I don;t care if we grind them into mincemeat.
    10 long years since i watched us play rimini with a broken arm and wrote a half assed match report that no one read because no one cared anymore.
    10 years to this point. Secco. Melo. Amauri. Krasic. Stop gaps. Money wasted. Youth wasted. 10 years. 10 years i kept this site going as a personal fuck you to everyone that tried to end us. 10 long years. Never gave up. Never gave in.
    This summer, we reached in and snatched the beating hearts from our two rivals.
    Whatever happens, win lose or draw, we are Juventus. Thats all. Thats it.
    Apologies for the profanity
    FINO ALLA FINE

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      ho Hi July 26, 2016 at 6:05 pm

      The best text ive ever read of you. Really. This is passion in b and w.

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      Papilaya(John)™★★★ July 26, 2016 at 6:06 pm

      Let the cursing roll out rav!! Im about to get all ratchet hood ghetto up on this bitch, ya kno what im sayin?!

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      Sebastián Quiceno July 27, 2016 at 12:53 am

      What a GREAT POST!

      That is it, you nailed it there indeed they couldn´t overthrow us on the pitch so they did it on an office desk (well, they thought they did, they tried, but failed miserably) and proceeded on to plunder our squad. But it was not enough. they didn´t know who they were messing with.

      Now we are back stronger than ever to dominate once again, and I am confident we will dominate this time around not with finals only, but with titles. What goes around comes around and now is payback time. God´s justice may make itself wait for quite long but sonner or later it comes.

      Boss thank you again for this flawless site where we all Juventini pilgrims can gather no matter where from in the world. It has been very enriching to read the coverage you guys do, I have learned a lot be it about the tactical/strategy aspect or about the youth sector. thank you for enabling us to have a closer more insider look of the greatest club on erth and the one we love,

      Like I said before Juve is only going to get stronger and JuveFC will keep growing. You have something big on your hands and some excellent writters like TGP.

      Like you said Pogba or no pogba it doesn´t matter (though I am confident he will stay it would be foolish to leave) Higuain or no Higuain doesn´t matter. Juve is greater than any individual player, but its the sum of management players and fans tight knit that makes this club the greatest club on earth.

      THE SLEEPING GIANT HAS AWAKENED, AND NOW IS THIRSTY FOR BLOOD.

      FINO ALLA FINE! FORZA JUVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Giorgio style chest pounding while at it)

      The best is yet to come.

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        Moderator July 27, 2016 at 7:36 am

        You are the best Sebastian – It made me all the happier to read this.
        Thank you for your comments and loyalty to the site.

        FORZA JUVE !!!!!!!!!!!!

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      BelgianJuventino July 27, 2016 at 5:21 am

      FORZA JUVE
      FORZA RAV
      FINO ALLA FINEEEEEE

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      thegutterpoet July 27, 2016 at 11:14 am

      ‘we reached in and snatched the beating hearts from our two rivals.’…And you tell me you are no writer! You fiend of the highest order!

      Passion and Poetry. I raise my glass and salute you from afar, comrade

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    Jas July 26, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    I am very cautious on this purchase. This is a ton of money for someone who is 28 years old… Sorry guys, I hope i don’t ruin your enthusiasm but we’ve just spent 90 million Euro’s on someone who will be 29 my mid season…… I think we’ve gotten carried away with spending this much money. Unless half of the team is cleared out (Zaza, Pereiyra, Isla, perhaps Rugani too?) How on earth can we fund this big of a transfer? I really hope that management isn’t betting it all on this season. If we dont make at least semi finals in champions league we will be forced to reshuffle most of the team. Again, I am not trying to be pessimistic as I think we are only behind Barcelona in terms of quality now. Really really hoping this doesn’t indebt our club to the point where we have to sell everyone next year pending results.

    Can we say greatest Juventus line up ever??

    Higguain Dybala
    Sandro Pjanic Khedira Pogba Alves
    Bonnuci Barzagli Chiellini
    Buffon

    My god……….

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      Dar Black July 26, 2016 at 9:38 pm

      +1 Agreed. The euphoria will look pretty silly if we have a bad night or two in CL, and it COULD happen – things do even to the favourites.
      I hope this deal pays back, but it’s an astonishing turn of events to go from reasonably thrifty to splashing the cash like it’s nothing on such a big deal. They usually know what they are doing. Let’s hope their judgement has not let them down this time. Otherwise we might have to sell Pogs to repair the financial damage.

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        VonKellef July 26, 2016 at 9:58 pm

        This is what I wrote in response to the Euphoria celebrations in the tread before this one about Higuain.

        I’m going to be very sceptical about this transfer until the day, within the time period of his 5-year contract that we stand with another CL trophy in our hands.

        Unless he gives us just that, and plays a major major role in that scalp. This transfer was totally worthless. Because we have managed more than well to bring home every domestic title in these incredible and historical 5 years without his help and can just as well continue to do so, with or without him in Naples. We have played with heart and soul with the only other team coming near to that being Simeones Atletico.

        Carlos Bacca have never been mentioned here as a possible wingman for Dybala. For let’s face it. Higuain or anyone else being brought in, except for Messi or Cristiano is gonna act as a wingman for Dybala. He is our numero uno, and will hopefully be so for many years to come.

        Bacca is turning 30 this year and Higuain 29. So it only is about 1 year apart. The total cost for Higuains transfer is about 127.5m(this is just a rough estimate including his salary and transfer fee). While Milan would be happy to let Bacca go for around 30-40m and he would gladly accept a salary on about 4 to 4.5m making his rough estimate if we would give him a 4year contract, 58m.

        Unless Higuain gives us a CL trophy. Surely you must agree that this was not a very good deal for us?

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          Dar Black July 26, 2016 at 10:11 pm

          All good my end! I’m in total agreement. I think this deal sucks. Yes it’s guaranteed us a historic 6th scudetto, but the only real winners are Napoli.
          All the party celebrations like we have the CL sewn up for the next year or two are silly and really premature – we will have to beat at least one of Real, Barca and Munich to get our hands on it. Yes Max’s 1st pick team now has the talent to do it – but they still have to do it! Just because we can, does not mean we will.

          Although obviously I/we all hope this can be achieved (mostly for Gigi who deserves to end his time with a CL winners medal as he is a total 100% sporting and human hero IMO).

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            VonKellef July 26, 2016 at 10:23 pm

            You mention the powerhorses. Real, Barca and Bayern. It will become even harder to win the CL when you add Peps City, Mourinhos United and Contes Chelski to the equation.

            I really hope we keep Pogba for many many years and that this doesn’t rule out his stay and contract extension.

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            Dar Black July 26, 2016 at 10:37 pm

            Man City next season only VK, UTD and Chelski have to wait until at least 2017 to get back into CL of course. It would not surprise me if one of those two did not qualify for it this year either such is the competition in the EPL. Don’t rule out West Ham qualifying this season, or Liverpool. They will be hard to beat under Bilic / Klopp respecitvely.

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            VonKellef July 26, 2016 at 10:39 pm

            West Ham I can agree on. But Liverpool for me is like the hype around Roma in Serie A. What’s all the fuzz about?

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            Dar Black July 26, 2016 at 10:52 pm

            Klopp! He knows how to get a proper team together, and although they had some bad performances last year after he took over they also showed in some games (like vs Dortmund at Anfield) that they can be very good when they are ‘on’. This season will be the start of a true Klopp team (had only tweaked Brendan Rogers team last season). If Daniel Sturridge is fit and on-form then they can be contenders.

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            VonKellef July 26, 2016 at 11:01 pm

            The last sentence there is a make or break for them. Not sure about Firmino. Hade some good and bad performances I’m his debut season. That won’t cut it, neither will Benteke up front.
            Cotinho had som solid performances but got injured from time to time. The only solid point they got up their is Sturridge, but he has to keep healthy or they have to do like us and spend big bucks for a solid attacker. Quality dose not come cheap.

            If Klopp sortens out this mess and at least wins Carling Cup or the FA cup I will be impressed. I also think they should focus on winning EL and not think about the CL or top 4 in the league for att least a couple of years. That step is too big for them and will have them dreaming in vane and get them off balance.

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            Gerald Quinn July 27, 2016 at 5:47 pm

            Dude Contes chelsea, and Klopp’s Liverpool are the only teams who might go places, Mourinho’s Man U and Pepe’s Man C are going nowhere. Man City continue to have a very weak Attack and Defence, Man U comtinues to have a very weak midfield and weak defence. I suspect Liverpool will ending top 3 will be a huge surprise to you but many of us already see it. Klopp is still underated. And Mouronho and Guardiola to Overated.

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            Gerald Quinn July 27, 2016 at 1:20 am

            Um what? Liverpool = hype????
            Ok:
            The Attack:
            Sturridge –
            Origi
            Ings
            ..Maybe Balotelli

            The Midfield (the midfield has been in peral eversence Steven Gerards exit, but now..thanks to klopp..):
            – Marco Grugic (wonderkid that has npt dosapointed)
            – Mane
            -Wijnaldum
            – Cautinho
            -Firmino
            -lallana
            ANd Expect he possible additions of Max Meyer from Shalke and Moussa Sossoko
            Dude Liverpool has the Best attacking mifield in the whole premier league. both Manchesters, arsenal and chelse cant compete woth liverpool with this midfield

            Also liverpool have bought a worthy goalkeepr like Karious and a worthy defensove leader like Matip. I must admit that they need another CB and another RB/LB but so far thos liverpool team can achoeve greatness.

            NOW

            ADD TO THAT THE fact that they have Jurgen Klopp…..its Jurgen Fucking Klopp. I dare say he is a better coach than mourinho,guardiola and conte, Klopp has done much more with much less, and not just buys talent but creates it from thin air.

            ALSO IF I MUST BE HONEST AND BLUNT

            Mourinho will be a fraud, he will fail with Man U as he did with Chelsea and Real Madrid

            Guardiola will achieve nothing great with Man City, just like he did nothing with Bayern

            Conte will perhaps be Klopps only troubles as i do see Conte lifting up chelsea from the ruins they are in.

            I dont see Guardiola doing anything great

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            Gerald Quinn July 27, 2016 at 1:22 am

            Excuse my typos this is written from my shitty phone

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        Jas July 26, 2016 at 11:17 pm

        Unless we make the CL final, this will be such a waste of money. Could’ve been spent in so many better ways. This is really out of beppes character. I am wondering if allegri requested it? I don’t wan to hear “champions league remains a dream” anymore from max either. You have a world class squad now, we better see some results. If anyone thinking a semi final of champions league is a good result they’re fooling themselves. We’ve spend over 120 million this year. I don’t know if I like this shift in direction honestly. We had the framework for a great squad within a year or two. This will put tremendous pressure on the squad like never before. Mixed feelings on my end here… Not really sure how i feel about this. Prolific goal scorer, much more so than morata buttttttt a big game player? Gonzalo is not one, if anything he is one of the biggest choke artists out there. I would’ve taken Bernardo Silva and Batsuhyi over this any day but oh well I do have faith in max and beppe. Just sharing some thoughts.

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          KPS235 July 27, 2016 at 3:57 am

          batsuhay is big game player? when from mate? every 1 just dont like it, but i fukn do, he is proven goalscorer, broke crazy 66 yo record, to score 36 goals!!!! in serie a , you gotta be real beast and gonzalo is one hell of a beast.this group of players we have now, can handle any pressure i think, full of champions and experienced players with some young blood. Europe, watch out, we are coming.

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      BelgianJuventino July 27, 2016 at 5:41 am

      Sometimes, you just have to go for it. Higuain is the best out there who was available for us. Age is just a number, Tevez was 32 and he was a star for us. Del Piero was even older and still a great striker playing for us. Buffon is 38 and still going strong.
      Barzagli is 35. Pirlo was also 35years old. Is 28 too much for a striker? Look at Totti, who is more than 10 years older than Higuain is. Still a star.

      It is an enormous fee, but for the one time Marotta spends huge, after we have been asking for that for years, we should embrace the boldness of this move instead of cower behind the magnitude of the cost.

      We are Juve, Higuain is an ENORMOUS addition to our team. We are straight up a favourite for CL glory, instead of a dark horse.

      Can it go wrong? Yes, it can. Horribly wrong. But we’re financially healthy enough to do this. Trust in Marotta to do what is well for Juve, he won’t destroy 5 years of work with one risky move!

      And now, we hunt brothers and sisters..

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      R Contini July 29, 2016 at 11:12 am

      greatest ever? someone get this man some classic Juve DVD’s!!

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    B1anconer0 July 26, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Wow I can’t wait for the season to begin! What a line-up juve will have !
    I really wouldn’t understand if pogba left. He said he wants to win it all. Well, he has to be stupid if he leaves because with this team he WILL win it all. Why would he go to manu? No champions league, mediocre team.. it’s not as if he doesn’t earn enough here. He’d probably get another raise if he stays anyway.. I just think it would be really weird if he wants to leave.

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    ho Hi July 27, 2016 at 4:41 am

    But Juve need to sell a list of players. Hernanes, Pereyra, Sturaro all out.
    Lemina too.
    Who else?

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      BelgianJuventino July 27, 2016 at 5:31 am

      Pretty much those you mentioned! Neto perhaps and one of Zaza/Mandzukic perhaps. Though I think we should have 4 strikers

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        ho Hi July 27, 2016 at 7:19 am

        Yeah. Dybi pjaca higu and zaza.

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          BelgianJuventino July 27, 2016 at 11:35 am

          Oh yes, I forgot about Pjaca.. I am unsure where he plays though, striker or winger, maybe both?

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            ho Hi July 28, 2016 at 10:23 am

            I feel that this Pjaca is very fantastic. He will forget us Coman.

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            BelgianJuventino July 28, 2016 at 3:23 pm

            I also had a very Coman-esque feeling about him

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            ho Hi July 28, 2016 at 9:12 pm

            Cant wait to see the best JUVE in decades. Especially in the CL!!

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            BelgianJuventino July 30, 2016 at 6:53 am

            They will have to win it to receive that title!

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      Active-Camo16 July 27, 2016 at 7:12 am

      Not Lemina…

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    Ola July 27, 2016 at 6:17 am

    We finally got that weapon of mass destruction!!! ion know if other teams around Europe get the picture. We own the UCL!

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      Dar Black July 27, 2016 at 10:35 am

      Easy with the bragging …. Let’s maintain that Juve humility. We don’t want to become arrogant and have egg on our faces if we don’t win it!

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    Active-Camo16 July 27, 2016 at 7:07 am

    Lemina really needs to stay. I couldn’t care at all about the rest (Hernanes, Pereyra, Neto etc.) But Lemina has real potential and this is the right space for him to peak, especially if/when we reach the post Pogba stage. We need a real box to box midfielder and I think he’s the perfect guy. Don’t write him off as just excess, he’s much more than that.

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      Thomas Mafa Jan July 27, 2016 at 7:49 am

      Yesterday he impressed me so much! Cool, calm, collect. He made some great dribbles, but his work off the ball, allowing other players a way our in tough situations aas something i did not expect! He is ours now, and i hope to stay!

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    Gerald Quinn July 27, 2016 at 10:02 am

    I dont know what to say! Im baffled….i like Higuain, he is top class he had a great season and great Copa America…but this mich money at that age? 95M ??!! Idk im conflicted….he is a better buy than Aguero or Benzema….so i suppose we got stuck woth the best there was between them, but we could have easily bought Muller/ Lewandowski or Abumeyang for the same if not less money, all of wich are more clininical, amd a lot younger…..NOT to mention there was a better option:
    WE COILD HAVE STRENGTHEN THE SQUAD FURTHER!! with quantity and quality:

    Mifield: Matic – Sissoko about 60M for both
    25M/35M respevtivley

    Defence: Zuoma (chelsea’s Rugani, Like Rugani a great young CB capable of greatness) probably 20-30M.
    – Kostas Manolos 30M i think i jeard Man City just made a bid
    – Luke Shaw probably 20-30M
    Our CB’s arent getting younger we need new YOUNG talent to complement Rugani; FUCK Macherano.

    ATTACK: Alexis Sanches (over pay 45 – 60M)
    – Depay (20M judging on current form and that Mou doesnt want him)
    – Mahrez (free) but will be expensive salary wise given that Man City and Barcelona are after him.
    – Lacazette 35M

    HONESTLY we could have probably bought Both Sissoko and Matic plus Alexis Sanches and we could have a far better and stronger squad as well as being covered incase Pogba Leaves and have used te same amount of money, that we just spent on Higuain.

    If we where Barcelona or Real Madrid, i would be ecstatic at Higuains purchase, but we are not, if we dont win CL, this would be 95M down the drain, because his life as a top class CF/ST is short, by year 3 i guarantee we wil send him off to another team and again scratching our heads wondering what worthy Top Class Prima Punta we could hire, do to is not having a promising world clas youngster in our ranks.

    Also judging by how expensive Higuains move was and how we have spent 150M + in players this transfer season, i assume NEXT Transfer season will be boring and we would be to busy paying off teams, to buy any new talent..UNLESS WE SELL POGBA…Which i hope we dont

    ALSO I UNDERSTAND NO PLAYERS WHERE EXCHANGED ….RIGHT???????? JUST 95m????

    ….with this buy now we really do need to get rid off Mandzukic – Zaza – Peryra and Hernanes to help fund at least half of this transaction…KEEP Lemina and Rugani they are our future.

    NONETHELESS:
    (4-3-3 Attack)
    BUFFON
    ALVES – BONUCCI – CHIELINI – SANDRO
    POGBA – PJANIC – KHEDIRA
    PJACA – HIGUAIN – DYABLA

    OR

    (3-5-2 Attack)
    BUFFON
    BONNUCI – BARZAGLI – CHIELINI
    (ALVES – POGBA – PJANIC – KHEDIRA – PJACA)
    DYABLA – HIGUAIN

    ARE BOTH FORMATIONS THAT WOULD COMMAND RESPECT AND STRIKE FEAR!!!!!!
    FORZA JUVE!!!!!!!

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      Peter July 27, 2016 at 11:52 am

      I’ll go through all of your proposals.

      Müller: There is absolutely no way for any team to get him out of Bayern. It’s impossible.

      Lewandowski: I imagine Bayern wouldn’t sell their no.1 striker. They don’t need money.

      Zouma: Chelsea also know he is great, why would they sell him? They sold David Luiz for 50, because he was useless.

      Manolas: Sure, Roma will surely sell another player to us after Pjanic. 😀

      Luke Shaw: There’s no way we can buy a young and talented English player out of United. Same as Müller.

      Alexis Sanchez: Arsenal didn’t want to sell.

      Depay: Achievements in the Eredivise do not count. He had 1 season in Manchester, otherwise unproven.

      Mahrez: One good season in Leicester. We can’t risk a high salary but City can.

      Lacazette: Lyon rejected Arsenal’s €35m offer, because they want to keep him.

      Matic: Maybe, if Conte wants to get rid of him.

      Sissoko: I’m not even sure which one we’re talking about, lol.

      After Morata left, we needed a striker, and I’m happy we went for a big gun. Juve wants to play the big boys game, it should play it by their rules. Risking 95 million over two years should be no problem for a club like this one.

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        Gerald Quinn July 27, 2016 at 12:21 pm

        Idk i still would have liked us to try…you never know untill you try XD …but perhaps so..maybe im just a dreamer, all im saying is it never hurt to make a bid

        -Alexis Sanches – True Arsenal doesnt want to sell, However Alexis Sanches does indeed want to leave. They rejected our 45M offer (last time i checked) im sure a 60M offer could have persuaded Arsenal, and Sanches could have made a biger fuss. On leaving.

        Lacazette – same story Lyon does not want to sell, but he wants to leave…they rejected 35M then offer 40M or 45M, that and Lacazette making a bigger fuss.

        Manolas and zouma you are right why would they? However money and ambition have a voice…we’ll have to see how chelsea does. Of both manchesters and Chelsea; I think chelsea is the lucky one that will rise from the ruins, i suspect both Manchesters and Arsenal will continue to flop, and with the 3 maybe 4 clubs showing no real progress in EPL and the CL being way out of reach, its not hard to immagine taking a pay cut to join a trophy winning team.

        Also i meant Moussa Sissoko (played this french euro…28 years old, i read he is our target should Pogba leave) i am of the opinion that we should get him regardless, him or Matic….obviously probably not anymore now that we dished out 95M. Idk a peasant like me thinks thats to much money, and will make next transfer season boring, also what if he gets hurt in the first or second month? Thats 95M down the drain, and seeing how Higuain ussually flopps in decisive matches, i worry more.

        I still think we could have both if not one of either Sanches or Lacazette should we have tried harder; and saved the leftover money to afford Higher wages so Pogba, Dyabla, Rugani, dont end up leaving us for wages in the future and so we can afford more high Wage players like Lewandowski – Muller – Suarez – Kroos – James etc… as well as competing with the english in wages and not be left shuffling through rejects or players nearing retirement because we cant afford high wage players, i mean this is only gona get worse with time.

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          Dar Black July 27, 2016 at 1:05 pm

          Some very valid points GQ, I agree we could have gotten better value in another deal. But it is a done deal now, no turning back. We all should accept the deal and support the club’s plans and move forward with whatever they are.

          I for one will be happy to admit I was wrong if the CL is won. Fingers crossed this is the year.

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          Peter July 27, 2016 at 2:41 pm

          I would have loved Sanchez too, but I’m fine with Higuain too. Both are world class, and that’s what we need. Hopefully he will stay healthy and deliver.

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      Papilaya(John)™★★★ July 27, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      I think age needs to stop being a major factor when it comes to purchasing players.

      If player shows hunger, and has been consistent for years and years, why wouldnt you spend the money for him? Yes, 90 mill is A LOT, but higuain is truly up there in terms of a class striker.

      How many of those players youve just listed you think would break maradonas scoring record with napoli? Higuain is the reason why Napoli challeneged us for so long.

      Cristiano was worth 95 mill about 5 years ago(not entirely sure to be honest), you think his valued dropped in any way? Nope. If anything his value has increased despite his age. Why? Because he continues to perform consistently at a high level and isnt alowing down anytime aoon. Same goes with higuain.

      Yes, the price is crazy, but higuain is one of the most underrated strikers in the world.

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        DutchJuventus July 29, 2016 at 9:48 am

        Plus Higuain is only 28. He’ll be 29 in december. We signed him for 3 years, he’ll be 32 at the end of his contract. Is that really old? There are enough players performing world class around the age of 30. Messi is 29 and Ronaldo is 31 right now. I’d say it’s too much money when he’s over 30.

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    Dar Black July 27, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    I don’t like his face either now… https://www.juventus.com/media/images/galleries/2016/luglio/higuain-a-torino/x12.variant1400x787.jpg

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    Papilaya(John)™★★★ July 27, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Anyone see the size of Higuains smiles today? The guy is excited to be and hes ready to win the Cl.

    This purchase has put Juve on the spotlight currently. Gonzalo is on every major footballing account on insta. Lets not forget how much attention we re getting from thw whole Pogba fiasco. The management is doing EVERYTHING right.

    If Pogba stays, Juve should be considered the God club.

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      BelgianJuventino July 28, 2016 at 5:24 am

      I can imagine how well his jersey is selling already!

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        ho Hi July 28, 2016 at 3:04 pm

        Yeah up to 90 mill euros!!

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          BelgianJuventino July 28, 2016 at 3:23 pm

          Hah, Lets hope so! And more!

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    Dubaianconeri July 28, 2016 at 5:29 am

    Theyll keep him for 3 years, hopefully win the CL sometime within this time. On his 4th year, theyll sell him to China for 40 mil 🙂 and that would justify this purchase.

    However, I really do think there is more to the 95 mil that we dont know about. Marotta aint stupid, as he has proven to be the slickest director Juve has had, maybe ever.

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      ho Hi July 28, 2016 at 3:03 pm

      What exactly do u mean?