Juventus Transfer Update: 17th April 2013

Juventus Transfer Update: 17th April 2013


Zlatan Ibrahimovic

In the last few weeks Swedish striker, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, has been linked with a return to Juventus with a certain regularity. Although such a move is highly unlikely there is a real chance that the Swede may return to Juventus. I’ll start with some facts, Pavel Nedved and Ibrahimovic’s agent, Mino Raiola, are pushing for the transfer to happen. On the other hand Juventus sporting director, Beppe Marotta, is against the move for financial reasons. For a deal to be struck Ibrahimovic will have to obtain his release and accept an annual net salary of 5 million euros. Should such a move materialize Ibra’s agent would pocket a commission of around 3 million euros. Lastly, the signing of Ibrahimovic would most probably result in the departure of Mirko Vucinic.

Paul Pogba

Zidane has asked Juventus for information about the availability of Paul Pogba. Do not worry, Zidane will never back-stab Juventus. At present the transfer value of Pogba is that of around 30 million euros. Should they sell him for that price, Juventus would make a record profit having signed him on a free transfer from Manchester United. Such a transfer would mean that Juventus finances would go in green. Juventus do not want to sell their starlet. They would only consider selling Pogba for an indecent offer or for a deal that includes Di Maria, Marcelo or Ozil.

Marco Verratti

Verratti is regretting his move to PSG and wants to move back to Italy to play for Juventus. He is eager to join as he supported Juventus as a boy but also because he would replace Pirlo and therefore would get playing time. Juventus are trying to sign Verratti by swapping him with Lichtsteiner and letting Pirlo go for free. Marotta and Nedved are still uncertain about letting Pirlo go for free, they would like to obtain a fee of around 6 million euros for the Italian international.

Arturo Vidal

Newspapers are saying that Vidal may be sold to fund the signing of a great striker. Their is no truth in this, Juventus consider Vidal as a very important player. On the other hand Juventus would sell Vidal should they receive an indecent offer of around 50 million euros.

Arjen Robben

Arjen Robben is a long time dream signing of Andrea Agnelli and this summer may be the right time for the move to happen. Next season Bayern Munich will have a new coach in Guardiola and it seems that Robben will be getting less playing time. Robben would be in favor of a move to Juventus. Bayern Munich are interested selling the Dutch winger for 25 million euros whilst Juventus aren’t ready to pay more than 18 millions euros for Robben. Isla and Lichtsteiner are players that may be included in the deal as Guardiola appreciates them.