Federico Gatti is a footballer with enormous potential, according to Roberto De Luca, sports journalist of “L’inchiesta”. He told Max Statman all about Juventus’ new centre back, for who the Bianconeri will pay 7.5 million euros plus bonuses to Frosinone. “I find him similar, with due proportions of course, to Inter’s Milan Skriniar.”
What are Gatti’s strengths to begin with?
“First of all, he is a player who is hungry, has lived through the ranks and this makes the difference. His beautiful story started in Piedmont, one full of sweat and sacrifice. Up to 3 years ago, he was breaking his back for 9-10 hours a day as a bricklayer and window maker.
Now, thanks to Frosinone who found him in the summer at Pro Patria with scouting work conducted by Guido Angelozzi and his collaborators, he has stood out. Technically he is a wall, physically strong, good at defending forward and very skilled with his feet to distribute the ball on the ground from the defense. In addition, he also has the ability to score. In short, a footballer with enormous potential.”
In what areas can Gatti still improve?
“I think he should improve in everything because he has ample room for growth. But then again, he has considerable technical potential.”
How has Gatti performed this season for Frosinone?
“Great. Half of the Serie A including Juventus were on him. Torino and Napoli were actually more interested. In Frosinone, he was renamed “The Wall” Ciociaro, a nickname that needs no further explanation. His story is an example of life for everyone: never give up and stop fighting to achieve your dreams.”
Can you name a player that’s similar to Gatti? There have been people mentioning Bonucci for example. To which player can we compare Gatti in your opinion?
“I find him similar, with due proportions of course, to Inter’s Milan Skriniar. I associate the characteristics and way of defending with him.”
Gatti will stay at Frosinone until the end of the season and then he joins Juventus. Is he ready for such a big step?
“In my opinion he has everything to do well, naturally with humility and determination. Juventus made a great shot in perspective. Now, however, he will have to be good at keeping his feet on the ground, staying focused on Frosinone and the rest of the season. Winning promotion to Serie A would be the best way to say goodbye to the yellow and blue team.”
For how long have Juventus been following Gatti?
“The Bianconeri have been following him for some time. In this sense, the presence of an observer of the Old Lady in the stands of the “Benito Stirpe” last December 18 for the match Frosinone against Spal was anything but casual. A game that once again highlighted Gatti’s enormous potential, not only defensively but also offensively, given that he had scored a brace.”
Exclusive interview with Mirko Di Natale on Milinković-Savić saga, Chiesa and Vlahovic future — incomings, departures and more
In an exclusive interview with Mirko Di Natale, a prominent journalist at Tuttojuve, we had the opportunity to delve into the pressing questions surrounding Juventus.
With the transfer market in full swing, fans are eagerly seeking updates on various players and potential targets.
From the potential involvement of Nicolo Rovella in the Milinković-Savić deal to the uncertain futures of Dusan Vlahovic and Federico Chiesa, there is much to discuss.
Additionally, the absence of Parisi from Juventus’ radar and the chances of Nicolo Zaniolo joining the club this summer have also piqued curiosity.
Furthermore, the situations of McKennie, Zakaria, and Arthur, who are reportedly likely to leave, are of great interest.
Lastly, the futures of Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Cambiaso, and Kenan Yildiz at Juventus are subjects that demand attention.
Let’s delve into these questions and gain insights from Mirko Di Natale, a trusted source in the world of Juventus reporting.
1. Milinković-Savić is a hot topic at the moment, my concern is if Nicolo Rovella is involved in the deal. What’s the actual situation for this saga?
“Milinkovic-Savic is a player that Juve will always like. And he’s one of Allegri’s dreams. I’m working to understand if there will be a meeting next week with Lazio to talk about him. What I can say for sure is that Juventus have already had an agreement with their agent for some time now.”
2. Dusan Vlahovic and Federico Chiesa future remains uncertain, what’s the plan for them?
“Chiesa and Vlahovic weren’t happy with last season. There are many rumors around them, but neither of them – today – officially communicated to the club their intention to leave Juventus. For Juventus, they are two very important players, but if both or one of them ask to leave and there’s a big offer, then negotiations can start. On the contrary, they’ll stay in Torino.”
3. Juventus are missing out on Parisi and what are other Juventus targets this transfer market?
“Parisi is on standby, Juve spoke about him with Empoli but there have been no more meetings. Juventus are still on Parisi, the answer is yes. But many clubs want Parisi, not just Juve. Juventus are thinking about transfers, then they will think about signings.”
4. Nicolo Zaniolo is still a Juventus target? What’s the chances for him arriving this summer?
“Zaniolo, as he himself said, would like to go to Juventus. There are no negotiations with Galatasaray, there has been some contact to talk about other players as well.”
5. What’s the current situation on McKennie, Zakaria and Arthur who have reportedly likely to leave?
“The situation is very clear, they are three players who are no longer part of Juventus’ plans. Zakaria is very close to West Ham, there is optimism to close this deal well. Many clubs like McKennie, but so does Arthur there are no negotiations yet. With one difference: some good offers may come for McKennie, for Arthur it will be more difficult for me. Pastorello will have to do a great job.”
6. Then finally, what about Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Cambiaso and Kenan Yildiz future at Juventus?
“Bonucci wants to stay at Juve, but he earns a lot. I’m following the possibility of his possible farewell, but nothing concrete yet today. Cambiaso will start retiring, there are some requests from him for a loan (Bologna). Juve will evaluate his situation in the coming weeks. Yildiz will remain, he is non-transferable.”
Exclusive interview with Fabiana Della Valle on Juventus punishments, Vlahovic’s future, Rabiot and Di Maria latest plus more
Max Statman and Forza Juventus’s Max Aimé-Thierry sit down with La Gazzetta dello Sport journalist Fabiana Della Valle, one of the most reliable journalists when it comes to Juventus, to talk about the Bianconeri.
Fabiana Della Valle said that Juventus are confident that the penalty of 15 points will be removed, and confirmed that Dusan Vlahovic is among the players who could leave Juventus in the summer if it doesn’t make the top four in Serie A.
She also said that it’s too early to talk about Massimiliano Allegri’s future, while Juventus hope to sell Denins Zakaria next summer, plus more as found below:
What do you think of Juventus’ punishment? Your personal opinion.
I am amazed that such a strong sanction has been reached and I am curious to read the reasons. In general, I think it would be fairer to punish the club with fines and bans on managers without penalizing the players and fans.
What are the sensations within Juventus after the club’s punishment?
There is the conviction of having suffered an injustice but also the confidence of being able to overturn the sentence.
Something about Allegri’s future after reports of possible contract terminations or renewals?
I think it’s too early to talk about it. He’s solid right now, but a lot will depend on how the Juventus season ends.
Which big names do you think could leave Juventus in the summer, especially if they fail to make the top four?
Rabiot for sure, which is expiring, Cuadrado and Alex Sandro will not renew. Without Champions Dusan Vlahovic could be tempted by the Premier.
Latest updates on Adrien Rabiot’s contract extension and other possible departures..
It will be hard to keep him, especially now. Juve may have a chance if there are no big offers for him. I believe that Di Maria will return to Argentina at the end of the season and that Paredes will not be redeemed.
Will Arek Milik be a regular Juventus player in the summer?
In his case, the redemption is a bargain (€7 million) and I think Juventus will keep him, also because they are doing very well.
Denis Zakaria had some good performances at Chelsea. What are the chances that they will trigger the release clause?
The possibilities are there and Juventus are hoping for it because a sale will be inevitable in June.
No contact between Juventus and Luis Enrique
There’s no contact between Juventus and coach Luis Enrique, Max Statman was told by transfer expert Nicolò Schira. The Spanish coach left his position at the Spanish National Team this morning after a disappointing World Cup exit against Morocco.
Massimiliano Allegri’s return to Juventus hasn’t been a big success yet. The Bianconeri started the season poorly and even crashed out of the Champions League in a group with PSG, Benfica and Maccabi Haifa. Before the World Cup break, Juventus climbed the league table and managed to secure 3rd place after a run of good results. Still, Allegri’ spot wasn’t the most secure one in the world.
Many Juventus supporters opted for replacing the Italian coach with Luis Enrique. The ex-Barcelona coach announced that he would be leaving the Spanish National Team on Thursday morning, but there’s no signs of Enrique joining Juventus, Nicolò Schira said. According to him, Enrique is in contact with Atletico Madrid to become Diego Simeone’s successor.
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