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Juventus F.C. - The Return Of Nedved

Started on 18 May 2013 by Jer
Latest Reply on 17 October 2013 by Walter
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@Walter: Some youngsters and regens are the ones that probably will be loaned out to Genk or Siena, to get more playing time :).

@Shanked: Thanks man, De Sciglio is a player that at most is a wing-back, so that's defo ruled out :'(.

@Red Devil: Thanks mate! Every season the board will expect more and more, so I could move to another club if I believe that the bar is set too high :)

Mirko Vucinic departs Juventus

It's a sad day for all Juventus fans, as they have been dreading the day that fan favourite, Mirko Vucinic would leave. After joining Juventus in January of the past year, Vucinic had an average season, but all would change when Pavel Nedved got appointed manager..

Using Vucinic as a player that would either support or finish the goals himself, Vucinic has had a prolific season, scoring over 20 goals, and assisting his now former team-mates 15 times. The Montegrin forward was 'delighted' with life at Turin, but all would change in the summer, when Nedved would be forced to put him available in the transfer market..

Mirko Vucinic

Vucinic celebrating for Juventus last term.

Juventus, wanting to recoup some of the £12.75 million that they spent in Vucinic a season and a half ago, instructed the manager to sell the player for a fee over £20 million, which people now see as a bargain. Nedved, clever, put a massive £25 million price tag on the offensive player, hoping to deter bids from other clubs. However, that would not stop Liverpool, Real Madrid and Schalke 04 to enter a bidding war, which started with a bid of £19 million. Nedved, swiftly rejected any bids, until Real Madrid officials arrived at Turin and reached a £22.5 million fee with Guiseppe Marotta and chairman, Andrea Agnelli. Vucinic, who will turn 30 this October, will be pleased to know that Juventus manager, Pavel Nedved, tried his best to de-rail his departure.

Rumors state that Nedved, furious of the deal done behind his back, requested an additional £15 million, to get another player of Vucinic's ability. The board, happily accepted, knowing that they would make a profit of Vucinic's sale. With Vucinic out, and Llorente arriving on a free transfer, club officials and Sky Italia's inside source do not know who Juventus manager is targeting as Vucinic's replacement..

Vucinic before his speech.

Mirko Vucinic, who had one last goodbye with Juventus's fans in the Juventus Stadium last night said,"To see how much Juventus fans are here to wish me good luck in my new club, means a lot to me, and how I was valued here." Before shedding a tear, the Montegrin international continued,"Pavel (Nedved), Antonio (Conte) and all the staff here at Juventus are one of a kind, and today, I secured my move to Real Madrid, because what they taught me, both as a professional football player and as a person." To end his speech, Mirko said,"I know that Pavel(Nedved) wanted me to stay, but that's how things in football are today. If I ever get the chance to re-unite with him, whether it's Juventus or elsewhere, I will do my best to do so."

Vucinic cried for a moments, but then would say farewell to his team-mates and his former manager, Pavel Nedved. However, before rounding off his departure, Vucinic stayed out in the field, using the new Juventus official shirt and signed everyone who was willing to get his signature.

Mirko Vucinic

Vucinic signing one last time for a Juventus fan.
Sad to see him go, but I am sure you can get a younger, even better replacement! :D
ohh sad to see him leave man. I really like him, he does so much effort to the team etc.. I think it's gonna be a big empty spot in the dressing room. But now it's up to the younger players to stand up, maybe belfodil ?
@Walter: Yeah, but considering what Real Madrid offered, it was a pretty good deal.

@Red Devil: He was an instrumental part to the success last season, but with the finances on okay, I wanted to rise up some level. Also, Llorente and Immobile as both my Target Man strikers are there. Maybe I'll sign a striker and loan out Immobile to Genk or something :P
Must be tough to lose someone as good as Vucinic, especially to Real f*cking Madrid. But you've got far too much quality to be really caring about one measly sale. ;)
@Rab: Sure, a 22.5 million sale. Have the sloppy seconds from that deal?

Inigo Martinez signs for Juventus

Under 21 Spain defender, Inigo Martinez, has joined Juventus for a speculated £14 million fee. The now former Real Sociedad player had written a transfer request to the club, after they had suffered an ill-fated of relegation. Along with Inigo Martinez, club captain, Xabi Prieto and perhaps their biggest talent, Antoine Griezmann, is close to leaving Real Sociedad.

The defender, who sparkled ahead of Real Sociedad's bad season, was determined to leave, as he didn't feel that his qualities were apt for Spain's second division, the Liga Adelante. After clubs like Espanyol had sold Mexican player Hector Moreno to Manchester City, they were looking at Inigo Martinez, who was listed at £15 million. Nonetheless, after Peluso's and Amorebieta's loan ended last week, Juventus have acted quickly, to bring in one last defender, Inigo Martinez.

Inigo Martinez

Inigo Martinez featuring for Real Sociedad last season.

Even though Juve were constantly linked to Marco Capuano from Pescara, who had his best season yet, Juventus have publicly criticized Pescara for their 'lack of negotiations'. It is rumored that Juventus had tabled a £14 million bid, but had renegotiated at a £21 million fee, something that Juventus were not willing to pay. Now, that Juventus are not interested in Capuano, it is rumored that the player will be forced to play in the Serie B, even if he's unhappy to stay at the club.

Marco Capuano

Capuano unhappy with life at Pescara.

Even though that the transfer of Inigo Martinez takes Juve's tally to a massive 6 centre-backs, in which all are talented and are potentially looked as the best centre-backs in the world. With the competitions high for a first-team place, Inigo Martinez will be looking to pounce when he gets the opportunity to play.
Excellent signing, Inigo Martinez is brilliant. Nice coding too ;)
It's a same you had to sell Mirko Vučinić. He is, in fact, a beast of a player. The problem I forsee in Llorente is that he never does very well for Juventus. I'd like to see you sign Henderson, perhaps from the viewpoint of the English national team. Henderson has bags of potential, and if he played for a decent club, could very well realize it.

Hopefully, Vučinić won't score against you in the CL when you play against them sooner or later
Great signing in Martinez, maybe try and get a cut-price deal for Capuano, too? Anyway, good update Pauker as always.
immobile just didnt show up his ability in my game. Or maybe i wasnt patient enough.. but i think like Carlos Fiero has more potential and is less expensive. So i dont really like immobile anymore cuz i thought he was a bigger fish ^^
@Neal: Thanks man :), I do coding at school :P.

@TBendis: Yeah he's fantastic, but Llorente looks solid and sharp, which of course, is a good thing. If Llorente can't help with the team, he can find himself a new club by January, and Immobile will try to step in. If any of those players fail to bring results, Cavani will be switched as TM (last resort) and Jovetic will play as a poacher. Henderson is a good shout, but perhaps I will co-own De Sciglio or get Faraoni, as I prefer Italians :P.

@Walter: Thanks man, I was looking at him constantly, fearing for a team like Bayern or Manchester United to pip the player out of my hands.

@Red Devil: It all depends, if he is a TM with support or attack, which will either assist or finish the ball by himself. Immobile is pretty decent, but he remains as back-up and he knows it. Not other than that, Fierro is not a natural target-man and at the moment, I am not looking at him, even if I know that he can turn into a world-class striker.
Capuano has been amazing in my save. Not too expensive either. Another great update :D

Manchester United Youngster Joins Juventus

Adnan Januzaj, now former Manchester United player, signed for Juventus this weekend. It is supposed that Pavel Nedved talked to another former United youngster, who played with Januzaj before moving to Juventus, Paul Pogba. Pogba, moved to Juventus in the summer of 2012. Nedved, rumored to be looking at potential global stars, he found Januzaj 'wasting his talent in the reserves' according to Goal reporter Greg Stobart.

Adnan Januzaj

Januzaj playing for the reserves last season.

Adnan Januzaj, who can choose between Albania, Belgium, Turkey and Albania to represent, arrived at Old Trafford two years ago, from Pro League champions, Anderlecht, for a fee of £600,000. After having a serious injury in his first season at Manchester, the player would have a great debut season with both the U19 and reserve side, in the same reason. However failing to break the first team, Januzaj shined in the U19 side, before being promoted to the reserve side. Making more of an impression in the reserve side, Januzaj would stay there and impress various clubs, like his new club, Juventus and Manchester rivals, Manchester City.

But, Juventus were the team that actual took the rumors to an official bid, and started a bidding at £500,000, £100,00 less than what United had paid two years ago. After Juventus and Manchester officials reached a £825,000 fee, Januzaj, alone, departed for the Italian city of Turin, where he would negotiate a contract with Juventus, but more importantly, talk with the main man that wanted him, Pavel Nedved.

An inside source of Juventus, exclusively told us what Nedved told Januzaj. The source said,"Nedved promised Januzaj that he would play at Juventus, but certainly not this season, and that he would be switched from an attacking midfielder, to a more central role." The source, nervously said,"Not only that, but Nedved told Januzaj that he would be loaned to the newest affiliation of the club, Genk, a club which plays in the same league where Januzaj played before. Of course, the exposure to the first-team football of the highest level (Pro League and Europa League) from Genk caught the eye Januzaj." The inside source would not tell anything else, facing perhaps action from Juventus and would reveal who he really was.

Former Manchester United player, Paul Pogba, took his Twitter account to break out the news of the Januzaj deal.

"Fantastic to see Adnan (Januzaj) join Juventus! It will be a nice change of aspect, as Adnan (Januzaj) will definitely add competition to the youngsters here, who are fantastic as well! @Adnan_Januzaj44."

Paul Pogba

Pogba before he signed for Juventus.

Whether Januzaj will stay for a season at Juventus or secure a loan outside of Italy will be determined in the next weeks.

KRC Genk

Will Januzaj secure a loan at Genk or another Juventus affiliated club?

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