CONTE GIVEN TRANSFER KITTY
Juventus president Andrea Agnelli has revealed manager Antonio Conte will have £40 million to spend in January.
Conte was left to find funds himself in the summer after he sold Mirko Vucinic for £13 million but will now be able to reinforce as he wishes in the winter transfer window.
Agnelli has said the money has come from Juve’s positive start to the season, in particular their performance in the UEFA Champions’ League and that he trusts Conte will buy effectively.
“It was disappointing not to have much to spend in the summer but after a solid few months, our financial state has improved dramatically and we can return to the market with full force.
“Conte will have £40 million to spend if he wishes and we trust he will be able to pick out anyone that we need appropriately in order for us to continue to grow.”
The news of Juventus’ cash injection comes just weeks after Agnelli publicised Juventus’ compliance with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules, projecting a £100 million profit.
“We have made great strides in recent years and people are now realising that Juventus are coming back to the top.
“Our finances continue to improve, we have an optimum new stadium and people are desperate to pack it out and see us play. It’s with great pleasure that I see us moving onto a new level.”