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Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur join Spurs

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Both Dejan Kulusevski and Rodrigo Bentancur will leave Turin to play in London, as the pair join Tottenham Hotspur. Find all details and background about the deals down below.

Juventus and Tottenham Hotspurs were in direct contact for the transfer of Dejan Kulusevski since last December. The sporting director of Tottenham Fabio Paratici, who previously served Juventus for 11 years, is a huge admirer of the Swede and also brought him to Juventus in the winter mercato of the 2019-2020 season in a deal around 40-45 million euros that was paid to Atalanta. He then stayed the rest of the season at Parma on loan where he displayed his quality and impressed the fans. He also scored a goal on his debut for Juventus in the season opener against Sampdoria. Since then he struggled to fit in the Juventus system, although he scored some important goals for Juventus against Milan in Serie A and the final of the Coppa Italia against Atalanta where he showed his true potential by scoring and assisting a goal.

Then Massimiliano Allegri came back as a Juventus coach and Kulusevski was constantly unable to fit into his style of his play. This season he scored 2 goals and assisted 3 times for Juventus. These numbers are the proof of the fact that he is unable to reach his full potential at Juventus.

Tottenham, who wanted a right winger and has already failed in concluding the likes of Adama Traore from Wolves, approached Juventus for the Swede and the player showed his desire to leave the club to fulfil his potential.

Antonio Conte

Throughout his Juventus career Kulusevski played 74 times scoring 9 goals and assisting 10. His move to Tottenham could be a huge boost in his career as Tottenham manager – the former Juventus and Inter man – Antonio Conte likes the characteristics of the Swedish International.

The deal between Juventus and Tottenham has already been completed the player also accepted to join Tottenham. The deal was completed  around 40 million plus add ons – including loan fee of 5 million and buy clause that will become mandatory in case of UCL qualification/ certain number of appearances.

Grazie Dejan!!! Hope to see you soon.

Rodrigo Bentancur

Accompanying his fellow Juve mate Dejan Kulusevski, Rodrigo Bentancur is also on his way to Tottenham to play in the Premier League. Rodrigo Bentancur was being followed by many clubs around Europe. Recently Aston Villa was leading in taking signatures of the Uruguayan. Villa Manager Steven Gerrad has a lot of appreciation for Bentancur, but they failed to satisfy the needs of Juventus. Tottenham in the last 2 days have overtaken the likes of every team and agreed personal terms with Rodrigo Bentancur.

Boca Juniors

The deal is completed according to many sources and Juventus and Tottenham agreed on 19 million+ 6 million add ons for Bentancur. The Uruguayan will sign the contract until 2026 on an annual salary of 3 million. Out of these transfer fee 30% will go to Boca Juniors as they added a clause in the contract of Bentancur.

Rodrigo Bentancur was named as the next “Andrea Pirlo” by many because of his techniques and potential but failed to satisfy his potential. His 2019-2020 season was the most successful season he had in a Juventus jersey. He totally played 181 games and scored in 3 occassions while assisting 18 times. We wish Rodrigo Bentancur best for his future and thanking him for showing 110% dedication for the club.

Grazie Rodrigo!!!!

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Disappointment brews as Facundo Gonzalez’s loan to Sampdoria fails to deliver

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The loan move of Facundo Gonzalez from Juventus to Sampdoria has left both the player and his parent club bewildered and discontented.

When the news first broke about Gonzalez’s transfer, it was accompanied by assurances from Sampdoria that the young defender would receive substantial playing time, a crucial factor in his continued development as a footballer.

Sampdoria’s frequent contact with Juventus and Gonzalez during the negotiation phase seemed to indicate a harmonious understanding of the player’s future prospects. Juventus, displaying its willingness to support the player’s growth, agreed to the loan deal, despite interest from other clubs vying for his talents.

However, the reality on the ground has been far from what was initially promised. Since joining Sampdoria, Facundo Gonzalez has not had the opportunity to start a single game, and his total playing time in the league amounts to a mere four minutes.

This drastic lack of involvement has raised serious questions about the integrity of the agreement between Sampdoria and Juventus.

Martin Guastadisegno, Facundo Gonzalez’s agent, has been vocal about his dissatisfaction with the treatment the player has received at Sampdoria. He expressed his concerns, highlighting the apparent discrepancy between the promises made during negotiations and the current situation.

Guastadisegno stated, “I respect all the players, but I believe that Facundo deserves to play. Let’s see what happens; Sampdoria were a choice made by speaking with the coach, with the director, and they promised him to play. I’m very keen and I want to see what will happen. Even Juventus are surprised, they expected a different amount of playing time.”

These remarks underscore the disappointment surrounding Gonzalez’s loan spell and the unexpected course it has taken. Juventus will be watching closely to see how this situation unfolds and whether Sampdoria can live up to their initial commitments to provide Gonzalez with the playing time he needs to progress in his career.

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Juventus eyes January transfer market with a key target: Potential Pogba replacement

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Juventus contemplate their options for the upcoming January transfer window. The Italian club is preparing for a scenario where their star midfielder, Paul Pogba, could be sidelined due to a positive for doping, as per Calciomercato.

As a result, they are actively exploring potential replacements, and one name that has gained prominence in recent weeks is Pierre-Emile Højbjerg, a Danish midfielder born in 1995, who finds himself at odds with his current club, Tottenham Hotspur, due to limited playing time.

Højbjerg’s agents have been busy gauging interest from various European clubs to secure a new destination for the talented midfielder. These discussions have included contacts and trips, some of which may lead him to Italy and the possibility of joining Juventus at the Continassa training center.

Højbjerg’s contract with Tottenham is set to expire in June 2025, which could provide significant leverage to potential buyers. However, as of now, Spurs are reportedly demanding a transfer fee not lower than €30 million for the 28-year-old.

Juventus has shown a keen interest in the Danish midfielder’s profile, but they are cautious about making substantial financial commitments in the January window unless exceptional player sales occur.

While the door is open for a potential deal, it appears that the club is primarily considering a loan move. The success of such a move will largely depend on the negotiations conducted by Højbjerg’s representatives in the coming months.

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Juventus prioritizes contract renewal for Federico Chiesa

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Juventus has shifted its focus towards securing a contract renewal for their promising star, Federico Chiesa. After initial considerations of potential transfers during the summer, the club has now made it a top priority to extend Chiesa’s stay.

The 1997-born Italian sensation has been nothing short of exceptional this season. With four Serie A goals already to his name, he has remarkably matched his goal tally from the past two seasons by the end of September.

Reports suggest that Juventus Sporting Directors, Cristiano Giuntoli, and CEOManna, have rekindled discussions with Chiesa’s agent, Fali Ramadani, regarding a contract extension.

The proposed renewal is expected to cover one season, keeping Chiesa at his current annual salary of €5 million. This strategic move aims to avoid any contract expiration situation in the summer of 2024.

The decision to delay salary adjustment discussions until the next season showcases Juventus’ commitment to retaining Chiesa’s services. It also underlines the club’s desire to ensure a smooth transition into the future, preventing any potential contractual uncertainties.

Federico Chiesa’s remarkable contribution to Juventus both on and off the field has solidified his status as a key figure in the squad. The 25-year-old winger’s versatility, agility, and clinical finishing have made him a fan favorite and a crucial asset for the team’s ambitions.

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