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OFFICIAL: Ogbonna joins West Ham, Sorensen to Koln

July 11, 2015 - 11:49 am

Juventus have confirmed the transfers of Angelo Ogbonna and Frederik Hillesborg Sorensen to West Ham and FC Koln, respectively.

West Ham announced the transfer via their official website, confirming that Ogbonna had passed a medical and signed a four-year contract.

The Bianconeri released a statement confirming the transfer will be close to €11m to be paid over three years.

“I am delighted to have joined the club,” Ogbonna told

“I wanted to play in the Premier League and am happy to be in London. My heart told me that the right decision was to play for West Ham United.

“I cannot wait to start working under Mr Bilic and with my new team-mates. I feel ready for this new adventure.”

“I packed my stuff, I am going to London!” wrote Ogbonna on his official Twitter account.

“It’s been an honour being part of the Juventus world: thanks to Juve I felt things that will always be a part of me… I won’t ever forget any one of you!

“This is not the right time to make evaluations… Maybe in the future… After 13 years I am leaving Turin, my adoptive town, my people and my friends…

“I am sure I will miss you, but this is life, made of old and new experiences. Thank you to all for these awesome years!!

“I would also like to thank Everton for having been real gentlemen.”


A further transfer was confirmed by the club this morning as Frederik Hillesborg Sorensen has officially joined Bundesliga club FC Koln.

23-year-old Sorensen joined Juventus in 2010 before being loaned to Bologna and Hellas Verona over the last three seasons.

“Juventus have officially sold Frederik Hillesborg Sorensen to 1. FC Koln, playing in the 1. Fussball-Bundesliga,” reads the statement on the clubs official site.

“Now that he is about to start a new professional adventure, the Bianconeri would like to wish the central defender much success in the German league as well.”


While the statement doesn’t divulge the cost of the transfer, the Italian press are reporting the deal to be in the region of €2.5m.



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    DutchJuve July 11, 2015 at 4:06 pm

    Bye bye, thank you for your work. To be honest, he just wasn’t good enough for us and thats not his fault. Would never get above Bonucci Barzagli and Chiellini and in the future we’ll just get new cb’s that are better than him. Good luck at West Ham.

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    DutchJuve July 11, 2015 at 4:11 pm

    Also.. has anyone seen the new jerseys yet? They are on
    My first impression on the home jersey isnt so bad. We all knew the stripes on the shoulders will be there, i think they made it quite nicely.
    The away.. as a known hater of the color pink.. i shall not give my opinion.

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      Peter July 11, 2015 at 7:20 pm

      I don’t like the pink one either.

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      BelgianJuventino July 12, 2015 at 6:24 am

      I have been browsing a lot through the juvestore, I like the home kit. At first sight I hate the new away shirt, but I’ve noticed I hate the away shirt nearly every time at the beginning, but I grow to love it as I see it on the players.
      I didn’t like the pink with black star or the yellow and blue either when it was announced, I love them both now. The green one is the only one I still don’t really like 😛

      I don’t mind the pink, but the logo on the away shirt is a bit awkward

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        adp1974 July 12, 2015 at 2:05 pm

        What’s with the effin pink all the time? I don’t get it. They look like friggin Palermo with those jersey’s on.

        I would never wear a pink jersey anywhere ..

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          DutchJuve July 12, 2015 at 2:53 pm

          Juve’s first home jersey back in the 19th century. I prefer our blue CL winning jersey as a memorial to Juve’s history. But many ppl love the color pink nowadays. I liked the days when it was a taboo for men to wear pink.

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            Papilaya(John)™★★★ July 13, 2015 at 10:48 pm

            Many guys still arent brave enough to wear pi k. I do t understand the dilemma with guys and pink. Where in the rules of veing a man does it say that wearing pi k makes you any less of a guy. You do know gladiators were the first to wear high heel?

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            BelgianJuventino July 14, 2015 at 11:13 am

            Pink used to be the colour for men too, back in those days. The change to blue for men and pink for women is quite recent.

            Pink is a colour like any other, those who say it’s gay are just insecure about themselves or their own sexuality perhaps 😀

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            Papilaya(John)™★★★ July 15, 2015 at 2:51 am

            Apparentyl pink is the color of innocence and purity… Maube thats why it cant any longer be associated with men :p

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            BelgianJuventino July 15, 2015 at 6:07 am

            Maybe lol, but I’m considering getting the pink training jersey 😛

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          BelgianJuventino July 13, 2015 at 11:45 am

          It’s what should have been the home kit, back when Juve was founded. What’s wrong with pink?

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          Papilaya(John)™★★★ July 13, 2015 at 10:46 pm

          Our original colors were pink. And just cuz your not hard enough to rock the color, doesnt mean you have to hate on it :p

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        DutchJuve July 12, 2015 at 2:56 pm

        Thats how it goes for me aswell. Although i liked the blue at first sight. Still hate the green. I did come to like the previous pink, altbough i wouldnt buy it. We’ll see how it looks on the players.

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        JuveMondo July 13, 2015 at 1:21 pm

        They did it to make Dybala feel like he’s still at Palermo 😉

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          BelgianJuventino July 14, 2015 at 11:11 am

          Haha, if it makes him play better it’s all good for me :p

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    DutchJuve July 11, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    @tpick, did you know your idol Momo Sissoko plays in China these days?

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      BelgianJuventino July 12, 2015 at 6:26 am

      As a nuclear scientist

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        DutchJuve July 12, 2015 at 2:49 pm

        The guy has multiple talents :p

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          BelgianJuventino July 13, 2015 at 11:46 am

          It had to be said :p

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      tpick July 13, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      Why would you assume I didnt know that? He called and asked permission.

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    Forza_afyounis_juve July 11, 2015 at 7:42 pm

    Thats 13.5 mill extra to spend lollll

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    Frank Zorrilla July 12, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Heard Porto is asking for 15m for Alex Sandro, hope juve can get him and then play Asa in the midfield.

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    adp1974 July 12, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    By the way .. Giovinco is lighting it up in NYC today .. He has 3 goals in the first half with Pirlo in the stands watching.

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      Moderator July 12, 2015 at 9:12 pm

      i think he missed a pen and hit the post twice as well 🙂

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      BelgianJuventino July 13, 2015 at 11:44 am


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      JuveMondo July 13, 2015 at 1:19 pm

      The TFC twitter page was posting about how Conte must be missing him right about now…Funny banter but idk if playing well in the MLS will make him get called up

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        Papilaya(John)™★★★ July 13, 2015 at 10:43 pm

        Mls is garbage :p honestly no true talent. I bet i know more players who are more technically and tactically gifted then the majority of the mls roster. Here i. The usa, the coaches at the “top levels” treat soccer/football like an american sport, when ita faaaar diferent.

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          JuveMondo July 14, 2015 at 1:43 pm

          I watched the USA and Panama game in the Gold Cup last night and wanted to scream at every single player on the pitch. They run around like idiots always going to the ground and giving the ball away every two seconds, it was pathetic. The fans were pretty loud at least so I give them some credit. But I agree re MLS. I do want to watch Pirlo play tho

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            Papilaya(John)™★★★ July 15, 2015 at 2:54 am

            Ill definitely want to watchhim tear apart these brainless players apart :p the fact that players of old come here as a type of swan song to their careers, says it all about the league.

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            JuveMondo July 15, 2015 at 1:33 pm

            agreed with you there. I think I’m going to the red bulls vs nycfc game and I cant wait to see him play in person. It’ll be the first time for me! Praying to see a free kick haha

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        BelgianJuventino July 14, 2015 at 11:11 am

        Like, not at all I guess xD

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      tpick July 13, 2015 at 2:45 pm

      Hes too good. But should finish his career in MLS so he can set all sorts of records.

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    JuveMondo July 13, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    It’ll be intersting to see how the rest of this mercato plays out. I would think that if they want to get a TQ that it would be done soon bc they would want this player to train with the squad as much as possible. Also, while players are arriving at the ritiro Llorente is still on vacation in Disneyworld…Looks like he’ll be on his way out hopefully for 15m!

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    JuveMondo July 13, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Tevez to Boca official. We get 6.5m and a 2 year loan on Vadala with the option of purcahse at 9.7m. Also get options on 3 other guys: 9.4m for Rodrigo Bentancur Colman, 8.2m for Franco Sebastian Cristaldo, and 6.9m for Adrian Andres Cubas. Idk anything about those guys but seems like an ok deal considering everything

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    Papilaya(John)™★★★ July 13, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    This, imo, has been an amazing transfer season. How Beppe got away with selling obgonna for 12 mill, idk.

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      BelgianJuventino July 14, 2015 at 11:14 am

      Yeah he’s doing good work selling some players too, now wait for big Nando and PDC to be sold too

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      tpick July 14, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      12m is a fair price. Hes probably worth a couple million more, but no regular playing time hurt that.

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    JuveMondo July 14, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Dybala taking the 21 jersey for next season. Also says he can play behind strikers as a CAM, as a second striker, or a prima punta. Wherever Allegri decides to field him he will give his all and help the team win…I really like this kid already

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      BelgianJuventino July 14, 2015 at 7:15 pm

      I hope he’ll shine for us, whatever position he gets 😛

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        JuveMondo July 15, 2015 at 1:34 pm

        Hope so too! He seems like hes got a good head on his shoulders and will work hard to get to where he wants to be. I just want the season to start already!

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          BelgianJuventino July 16, 2015 at 9:17 am

          Same here, so Vidal can’t leave! 😛