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Axel Witsel: ‘Juventus did everything to sign me’

September 2, 2016 - 2:28 pm

Juventus target Axel Witsel has spoken of his disappointment at seeing his move to the Bianconeri fall through at the last minute.

The Belgian midfielder was supposedly in Turin on deadline day to complete a transfer to Juventus, however reports claimed that Zenit stalled the move until it was too late to be completed.

Witsel responded to the speculation and confirmed that a move was close to being completed and that it was Zenit who blocked the transfer.

“It’s really hard to take,” Witsel told RTBF.

“I still have to thank Juventus because they did everything for me until the end. It’s a shame that Zenit did not accept €25m when I had a year left on my contract.

“I’m disappointed because I went there and passed medical tests, so I saw myself at Juventus in my head, but it didn’t happen.

“These are things that happen in football. I won’t start feeling depressed, that’s life.

“My fate was to play for Juventus but not yet. We’ll see what’ll happen next year.

“An agreement for with for next season? No… not yet.

“I have a contract to honour and I must be focused when I go back there.

“Joining Juve next season? Once I honour my contract, we’ll see where my future lies, but maybe yes.”

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    BelgianJuventino September 2, 2016 at 6:57 pm

    Cya soon Witsel 😉

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    BelgianJuventino September 3, 2016 at 10:39 am

    International breaks suck, I want a Juve game 🙁

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    BelgianJuventino September 3, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    The Sassuolo game is also at 6pm so I will miss that one too mate, I will have to wait until the Sevilla game to watch Juve in action..

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      ho Hi September 3, 2016 at 8:17 pm

      Sorry mate,have you seen the video of Dybala getting the red card? Damn he cries and Im so fucking sad for him.

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        BelgianJuventino September 4, 2016 at 5:26 am

        Dybala getting a red card? No, when was that?

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          ho Hi September 4, 2016 at 11:39 am

          I think it was his first ever.

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            BelgianJuventino September 4, 2016 at 11:40 am

            Probably yeah, at least as far as I know

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    BelgianJuventino September 4, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Haha, true fact

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      ho Hi September 4, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      What do you think of Darmian in our beloved colours?

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        BelgianJuventino September 4, 2016 at 2:39 pm

        I would welcome such a move happily, though if I may choose, I would prefer De Sciglio

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          ho Hi September 4, 2016 at 3:23 pm

          Yeah. I cant decide. I just trust in Ma/ Pa they will get one of them.

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            BelgianJuventino September 4, 2016 at 3:59 pm

            I dont think either one will be easy or cheap, but anything can happen.

            Especially under Mourinho, Darmian might be treated like Schweinsteiger is treated right now and that would make the move a whole lot easier and cheaper. If he thrives under Mou though, its close to impossible.

            And for DS, I think much will depend on Milans succes now, if they can genuinely push for the Scudetto I think he would rather stay there

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            ho Hi September 4, 2016 at 4:52 pm

            I would say that Darmian would be easier to get. DS is a milanoso so I think it will be more and more difficult for Juve to get players from the other “big” teams in Italy.
            Honestly I cant wait for Pjanic to see some magic.
            Little concerns about Lichti. Something did happen there.

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            BelgianJuventino September 5, 2016 at 11:04 am

            Agreed and I share the enthusiasm for Pjanic, hope he can kick off his Juve career soon – and well!

            No smoke without fire they say, I’m getting suspicious as well something was up

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            ho Hi September 6, 2016 at 6:01 pm

            I have to say that I really dislike the fact to see Rugani so rare. Lets be honest Barzagli is old flesh.
            And whos Pol Lirola?

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            BelgianJuventino September 7, 2016 at 5:38 am

            As long as Barzagli is so good, I dont mind him. But I would also like Rugani more :/

            Lirola is a Spanish RB who came up through our youth ranks and seems to be a very talented player. He is loaned out to Sassuolo this season and could very well be our next RB in the near future

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            ho Hi September 8, 2016 at 4:56 am

            I just want to see Rugani morw often. And dont u think its better with a 4man defence instead of our used bbc??

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            BelgianJuventino September 8, 2016 at 6:20 am

            I still suspect Allegri is working him in slowly, but with our current CB’s, its really no wonder he doesnt play that much, they are all super quality.

            I think 3 or 4 man defence is better or worse depending on what team you play against. With strong wingplay I would opt for a 4man defense, if not, nothing wrong with a 3-man defense

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    BelgianJuventino September 9, 2016 at 5:24 am

    Rugani isnt like Chiellini, he is the heir to Barzagli in my eyes! And I dont agree that Chiello is done, I want the strongest XI to play and right now, that includes him

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      ho Hi September 9, 2016 at 10:45 am

      My friend I just dont know. We all will see. ☺