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Juventus: La Vecchia Signora

Started on 10 January 2014 by Verdinho
Latest Reply on 17 August 2014 by LPimentel06
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Superb signing. Will do well for you I'm sure :)


Juventus has loaned out their Belgian wonderkid Zakaria Bakkali to FC Porto for the remainder of the season.

The ‘Bianconeri’ manager Antonio Conte was thought to be keen on the idea of loaning Bakkali and the 19-year-old will now join up with a Porto side looking to regain the Portuguese title back from Benfica.

Conte hopes that a loan move for Bakkali will help him mature as a footballer and that he will be monitoring his development very closely.

“I’m keen to see what Bakkali can do when given plenty of minutes. We all know about his potential so now it’s time for him to show off his abilities.

“Moving to Porto temporarily should give him time to grow as a footballer in all aspects and I’ll be watching his progress very closely.

“At the age that he’s at, it’s important that he’s given opportunities and unfortunately I can’t guarantee him the game time he would like just yet so a loan move is ideal for us.

“Coming originally from Dutch football, us Latin countries play in a sneakier and far more cynical manner to what he was used to so as a winger, his time in Portugal should prepare him well for the physical battle in Serie A.

“He’ll be moving to a fairly competitive league with a similar tempo to the Serie A and if he’s given minutes as I’ve been assured, Porto could be a very good experience for him.”

Bakkali joined Juventus last summer from PSV Eindhoven for £6.25 million and made just 14 appearances last season, two of which were starts.
nice update an din my honest opinion a very good piece of bisiness
Another great season and Rodriguez is very nice signing! Keep it up! :)
Congrats on winning SOTM, thoroughly deserved! :D
Story of the Month. Wow. Thank you all who viewed, commented and voted :D
congrats so happy for u mate :) story is still awesome too
Congrats man! You definitely deserve it!
Congrats on the SOTM win Paddy. I haven't been commenting, but I have been following, and i must say how truly amazing this story is. Keep it up, and many more titles will be yours.
Congrats on winning SOTM mate!!
Rodriguez is a great signing mate, congrats'!
Well done on wining SOTM paddy lad!
Thanks a lot guys :D

Squadra/Squad 2015/2016


Gianluigi Buffon, Wojciech Szczesny, Nicola Leali


Sebastian Corchia, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Andrea Barzagli, Alberto Masi, Cedric Soares, Federico Peluso


Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba, Arturo Vidal, Kwadwo Asamoah, Adrien Rabiot, Luca Marrone, Lewis Holtby, James Rodriguez, Roberto Firmino, Vitinho, Ricardo Quaresma, Eduardo Salvio, Andre Carrillo, Corrado Giraudo


Domenico Berardi, Luciano Vietto, Simone Zaza
Nice type of update - never really get to see who's in the squad. Congrats on winning SOTM, btw B)

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