Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Pjanic hot on Juventus radar - another one of those?

Miralem Pjani to Juventus is getting more likely as Roma are open to talk on his transfer which doesn't include his €38m release clause

Miralem Pjanic on Juventus radar-
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Well, this is going to get a lot talking whether it's going to end up like Aguero, Van Persie, among others. Juventus are keen on signing a creative midfielder and the world knows that already. Pjanic is admired by a lot of us here for his top quality set pieces, precise passes, long range efforts and a cute little boy's face (Dybala's kinda look).

While we might be wondering if Roma would actually sell a very important player to Juve, considering the fact that they have always been antagonistic(in the media). Surprisingly, they are even more willing to sell without involving a buyout clause. Interesting.

Roma open to Juve-Pjanic

Taken from football Italia:
Roma are now open to discussing a sale of Miralem Pjanic to Juventus that would not involve the €38m clause.

Talks over André Gomes, who was previously linked to us looked to have died down considering his realease clause is quite out of the budget, Juventus now look at a much cheaper option(and better).
The Bianconeri's efforts to find a less expensive solution to get their hands on the Giallorossi midfielder had already been reported by Italian media . Now the Gazzetta dello Sport believes that it is not just Juventus who are coming forward, but Roma themselves are willing to listen to their offers.

Oh wait, they are not really into selling to us:
Apparently this is because the €38m clause, if activated, would see a full 15 per cent (€5.7m) of the payment go directly to Pjanic himself, and not to the club. It would thus be more convenient for the Lupi to negotiate a deal that does
not involve the clause, at a price a little over €30m.

I am surely one of the few fans who believe Guiseppe Marotta is not going to pay that much (except it's another Dybala), and here goes his favourite plot:
Juventus are willing to match that, and add one of their players to boot. Among the candidates to join Luciano Spalletti's teams there are Simone Zaza, Roberto Pereyra and Kwadwo Asamoah.

He doesn't only know how to find the best out-of-contract(free) players, he also knows how to take advantage of a situation:
Roma's transfer strategy changed very suddenly as defender Antonio Rudiger, who was meant to be sold for substantial amounts, injured himself in training with Germany and saw his value plummet. It now seems more likely that his club would sell Pjanic in an effort to find capital.

Yeah, I am getting excited because we all know how much quality the inclusion of Miralem Pjanic will add to this team. But we are waiting...

My questions:

  • Do you think Juventus will eventually sign Pjanic?
  • Who would you include as part of the deal? Please no mention of King Simone Padoin
  • How does he fit into our system? 4-3-3/3-5-2/4-3-1-2?