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Q&A: Juventini talking over Vlahović, De Ligt and talents




Juventus fans from Twitter, @powellyowl, @b1anconeri and @Rahulvn5, shared their insights on significant Bianconeri related themes – Dušan Vlahović’s importance, Matthijs de Ligt’s near future and the fate of Juve’s young and promising players – in an interview below.

Dušan Vlahović is a Juventus player. It has been some time since we’ve had a better chance of not having mediocre forwards only. Assuming that Dušan will deliver and is currently in form, hungry for more now finally, in black and white, he is set to change the momentum.

What are your expectations from Vlahović? How’s he going to change this season and the next, in your view?

@powellyowl: “I expect Vlahovic to win the Capocannoniere award and help Juventus gain more consistency. Too many times we have thrown away games that we should win because Kean and Morata aren’t clinical enough and I believe Vlahovic is the man to solve that problem. His transfer will also have a great effect on our chances on having a good Champions League campaign.”

@b1anconeri: “Vlahović was at the very top of my Juventus wish list and I’m delighted by the work that the club has done to make it a reality. In my opinion, Vlahović & Juventus are the perfect match. We have signed one of the very best strikers in world football. Not only that but his characteristics (professional, serious, young, talented, grinta, hunger, a winning mentality and ambition to be the best) perfectly fit in with the Juve ethos. Having said that, don’t expect him to set the world alight immediately. It may take him & the team a little time to find their rhythm and for the goals to come. Personally speaking, I will be happy with 6-8 goals, a top 4 finish & perhaps a decent run in the Champions League this season. Next season we will have to compete for Serie A although I still place Inter as the favourites due to the incredible work done by Marotta in building a winning, experienced & balanced squad.”

@Rahulvn5: “This season I expect Vlahovic to ease into Juve for a few games and then gradually deliver the goals we expect from him. For a goalscorer, it’s important to understand teammates around and in turn, them understanding his movements. This season it’s all about forming that core of partnerships centering Dusan. He will definitely offer an edge which we have lacked so far, a presence teams look out for as we go through this and next season.”

As you know, there have been rumours about Matthijs de Ligt regarding his near future with Juventus.

Do you think there is a solid chance of De Ligt leaving in the summer of 2022? How would it affect our future backline, in your opinion?

@powellyowl: “I believe De Ligt will stay with us for at least one more season. I think that he is still hungry to win and accomplish more with us and I don’t think he’d be content with what he’s achieved here if he leaves at the end of this season. Another reason I think he will stay for a minimum of one more season is because the future is looking so bright for us right now and with Chiellini coming to the end of his career, he could be the man to lead us for the coming years.”

@b1anconeri: “With Mino Raiola as an agent, every summer there is a high risk of a player leaving and that’s particularly the case for a world class talent like De Ligt. De Ligt himself has shown some discontent & frustration recently, particularly with regards to the quality of our attacking play. We can only hope that the signing of Vlahovic will convince both player & agent of the club’s ambition to return to the elite of Europe. A great second half of the season in Serie A & the Champions League may be enough to convince De Ligt to stay and even extend his contract. A mediocre few months, finishing outside the top 4 or crashing out of the Champions League early will all but guarantee his sale in the Summer.”

@Rahulvn5: “This one’s harder but it’s about how the management weighs the pros and cons. De Ligt can fetch a good price in the market. This is almost a known fact. What’s also known however is the quality of the man, who for his age is among one of the finest in the world. De ligt was signed with a view to continue the legacy of the centrebacks we have had, the future. The answer to this question: Will he leave? That’s up to management more than the player atm. How does it affect the backline? Depends on the business we do in the CB position if we sell him. It’s an open game tbh, hence harder to predict the outcome of this.”

As it stands, Juventus have several prospects available for the future. From the promising Argentine Matthias Soulè to the likes of perhaps soon to be proven fullback Luca Pellegrini or the exciting forward Moise Kean. There are further names like Rovella, Fagioli, Aké and other rising stars we can only benefit from in the upcoming seasons.

From the youngsters, who is about to make a real difference on the pitch for Juventus? Plus, who do you think is out of this ‘promising’ picture?

@powellyowl: “I think that Soule is our most talented youngster but it’s hard for him to prove himself because there is so much competition in attack so it is hard for him to get game time. Pellegrini on the other hand should be starting every game for us, Alex Sandro simply isn’t good enough anymore and Pellegrini has been consistent all season and is loved by the fans.”

@b1anconeri: “I’m always extra cautious when it comes to temptation to overhype young players as it’s very easy to let our imaginations run wild. However, we certainly have an exciting group of young players on the horizon. I’m particularly intrigued by Aké, Soulè, Fagioli, Rovella, De Winter. Allegri seems to like Aké in particular and now that Kulusevski has gone he may get a run in the first team. I’d also love to see one of Rovella and Fagioli make their mark on the club. Allegri has always been extremely cautious when it comes to implementing youngsters so it remains to be seen if or when these guys are brought it permanently. In my opinion, they won’t all make it but I expect two, possibly three of the current batch to do so with the others eventually being sold on. As for Kean & Pellegrini, I’m not yet convinced of their long term future at Juventus. Kean in particular has disappointed me and I’d be happily surprised if he ever developed into a world class striker.”

@Rahulvn5: “I think Pellegrini has played a big part in the 1st team season, showing he’s more than capable to hold his own in the position. Rovella and Fagioli have been having very good loan stints across Serie A and Serie B respectively. Ake and Soule have got space to get minutes after Chiesa’s injury. I’d say Rovella is the most ready one at the moment, a great top flight experienced player that can be integrated into the squad next season. Fagioli can be stepped up to a loan in the top flight. One of Soule or Ake needs to go on loan IMO depending on whether we are keeping or selling certain players in similar positions. I would also like to add Miretti into the list of players I would watch out for in the coming years.”

Huge thanks to my 3 friends and Juventus supporters at hearth, @powellyowl, @b1anconeri and @Rahulvn5 for dedicating their time to answer my questions. Do not forget to drop them a follow and also stay tuned for similar Q&A’s at Max Statman.



Exclusive interview with Mirko Di Natale on Milinković-Savić saga, Chiesa and Vlahovic future — incomings, departures and more

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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?

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“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.”

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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.”

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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.

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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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