Post subject: Marotta: 'Morata, Isco, Gomes...'
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|Juventus will “negotiate with Real Madrid for Alvaro Morata and other situations,” while Beppe Marotta gave updates on Juan Cuadrado, Isco, Leonardo Bonucci and Andre Gomes.
The Bianconeri director general sat down with Mediaset Premium to discuss their transfer strategy after winning a fifth consecutive Scudetto.
“For Morata’s future we have to wait for the outcome of tonight’s Champions League semi-final between Manchester City and Real Madrid.
“Within the next three weeks, we need to reach a definitive agreement. If it’s positive, we’ll be happy, if it’s negative then we have to evaluate new operations.
“He is valued at a few dozen million Euros, but I don’t want to talk about figures because we’ll talk in a wider context that could include other situations too.”
The Merengues have a buy-back clause for Morata, but is there truth in suggestions Juve could get Isco as part of a deal?
“Isco is an excellent player, but I think they will want to hold on very tight to him.”
There is a similar situation in place with Chelsea and Cuadrado, who is on loan without an option to buy.
“We will soon set an appointment with Chelsea to understand their intentions regarding Cuadrado.”
Players linked with Juve this summer include Andre Gomes of Valencia and Monaco’s Bernardo Silva.
“Gomes is an important player with potential and would suit a top club. Bernardo Silva is versatile and has important qualities, but we never negotiated for him. Having said all that, it’s still early days.”
Bonucci was praised by Manchester City’s next Coach Pep Guardiola and has a strong bond with Antonio Conte, but a move to England is highly unlikely.
“Bonucci is a marvellous player and I think he intends to play in Turin for many more years. He arrived under the radar, but today is a leader after earning an important role in the team. For a side that is aiming for big objectives, players like him are fundamental.”
Max Allegri had been a prime candidate for the Chelsea job, which eventually went to Conte, but has committed his future to Juventus.
“Signing the contract is a formality,” continued Marotta. “His deal is set to expire in 2017 and we want to extend it by at least a year.
“There is a daily rapport with him based on transparency and honesty. We never even suspected he would leave.
“This era will come to an end, but we are starting our third year with him. It’s natural to accept the rapport will continue.”