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Mutu signs for Juve


Reports in Romania suggest that disgraced striker Adrian Mutu has signed a deal with Italian giants Juventus.

The 25-year-old is without a club at the moment after being axed by Chelsea following a positive test for cocaine.

The former Parma and Verona striker is still suspended by FIFA, but the 'Gazeta Sportuliror' newspaper reports that the Turin club have offered him a pre-contract for when his ban is lifted.

Despite his off-field problems, he is still very highly rated, with the likes of Roma, Fiorentina and Palermo also having expressed an interest.

Mutu moved to Stamford Bridge in a £15.8million deal in August 2003 and scored 10 goals in his 30 starts for the club.


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what do you think ? :sweeteye:
 

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It is very possible as someone needs to replace that gap in the strikers position. Ive only seen 10 Juventus players play recently, there always seems to be someone missing!
 

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Deano said:
It is very possible as someone needs to replace that gap in the strikers position. Ive only seen 10 Juventus players play recently, there always seems to be someone missing!
:), I wonder where the 11th could be.. DP, DP, where are you?
 

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Mutu signs for Juve


Reports in Romania suggest that disgraced striker Adrian Mutu has signed a deal with Italian giants Juventus.

The 25-year-old is without a club at the moment after being axed by Chelsea following a positive test for cocaine.

The former Parma and Verona striker is still suspended by FIFA, but the 'Gazeta Sportuliror' newspaper reports that the Turin club have offered him a pre-contract for when his ban is lifted.

Despite his off-field problems, he is still very highly rated, with the likes of Roma, Fiorentina and Palermo also having expressed an interest.

Mutu moved to Stamford Bridge in a £15.8million deal in August 2003 and scored 10 goals in his 30 starts for the club.


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what do you think ? :sweeteye:
I think you should look at the source, ITV? Since when have they been acting as spokesperson for Juve?
 

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Interista said:
I think you should look at the source, ITV? Since when have they been acting as spokesperson for Juve?
They are writing from what they read in a Romanian newspaper (Gazeta Sporturilor) that definitely is a "spokesperson" for Adrian Mutu as of late.

Do you guys think he can do something for Juve next season if he signs? Who will leave Juve (non-EU) so that he can sign?
 

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They are writing from what they read in a Romanian newspaper (Gazeta Sporturilor) that definitely is a "spokesperson" for Adrian Mutu as of late.

Do you guys think he can do something for Juve next season if he signs? Who will leave Juve (non-EU) so that he can sign?
Adrian can be great once again plus he will have a great help in Capello.

So far its a common pattern that ex Serie A's who leave Chelski normally return to the best.

Must be something in the Thames
 

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It would be a good deal, considering his indisputable quality and at a bargain price. But a bigger priority would be bringing in an offensive midfielder and some backup wingbacks.

If we do get him then that would effectively close the door on Miccoli as a Bianconero, and perhaps we could negotiate a good deal for Obodo with Viola in the process.
 

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It would be a good deal, considering his indisputable quality and at a bargain price. But a bigger priority would be bringing in an offensive midfielder and some backup wingbacks.

If we do get him then that would effectively close the door on Miccoli as a Biaconero, and perhaps we could negotiate a good deal for Obodo with Viola in the process.
Miccoli wont return to Turin especially after how Juve treated him
 

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Miccoli wanted to leave after Zlatan's arrival, and Juve obliged with his request by shipping him to Florence.
He has been treated just fine, and the reason why he in all likeliness won't be coming back to Turin is because he's surplus to requirements.
 

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Miccoli wanted to leave after Zlatan's arrival, and Juve obliged with his request by shipping him to Florence.
He has been treated just fine, and the reason why he in all likeliness he won't be coming back to Turin is because he's surplus to requirements.
No he left because it was either him or DP and no matter how poorly DP plays he will always command a starting place. Miccoli played better in his little time in Turin then DP has in 2 years. After all, how else to you explain getting rid of Enzo to?
 

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We've discussed this one before, and with all said and done it remains a questionmark if we can actually sign him for free. I don't quite remember, but I think chinq, Ralford or Polaris posted an article arguing that Chelsea were still in a position to make rather strong demands as regards a transfer fee. If they can't, or they don't, I think it's very likely indeed. And it should be a good deal too.
Considering that Nonda is almost certainly coming in on a free as well in June... it leaves some questions as to what our strike force will be like. Miiccoli is gone of course, but Zalayeta would also be surplus to requirements.

That would leave us with Trez, Zlatan, DP, Mutu and Nonda, and that looks like over kill.... One could fear that Trez' high valuation could make him a possible sales object.
 

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Considering that Nonda is almost certainly coming in on a free as well in June...
I'm not doubting the good relations between AS Monaco, Deschamps and us but I simply wouldn't bet on that one, Glen. The more days pass, the more a question mark lays on Nonda's condition.

Del Piero is already big enough a burden for the management as regards to his recurrent physical worries. And I think we can safely say that he would've of been broomed away already if he wasn't Del Piero. The after-effetcs of the career-threatening injury he sustained in 2003 are not to be underestimated. And if he did (apparently) recover, he just could not spend enough time on the pitch afterwards (due to another injury and the rise of inner competition) for us to know for sure whether or not he's regained his touch.

In otehr words, will he ever be the same again? We don't know! At this point, Nonda has become a gamble.

Regarding Mutu, I expect a settlement under UEFA's wing. I'm also of the opinion that there should (and will) be some sort of compensation for the prejudiced club which is Chelsea, albeit nothing close to what buying Mutu's years left on his contract would cost us. But still more than the symbolic pound, mind. A player of his calibre would still be a bargain nonetheless.

Shall we sign him though? I wish we would but that news isn't trustworthy to me.

Interista: Miccoli did what many employees do to their employers, sometimes by calcul, when the formers no longer feel considered enough. Asking for a motion to be tabled, that is. Which if all goes well, reinforces ones position within the enterprise. But he presumed too much of himself and unfortunately for him, he miscalculated leading the management to adopt a no confidence motion. He played double or quits. And he lost.
 

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Interesting post Steph. I suppose we have to do what we always do... wait and see :).

I agree that Nonda is a gamble of course, but at the same time he's a free agent in June, and I think we can always recover his signing on fee unless he actually turns out to be a total cripple. For me the potential pros are much more pronounced than the cons.

With Miccoli... I think it's very much understandable that he wanted out. At the same time I think it's pretty hopeless for other fans to make a fuss about the way Juve treated Miccoli. We bought him at lowly Ternana, and loaned him out immediately to Perugia where he rose to fame. Then he was part of rotation with Trezeguet, Del Piero and Di Vaio for one season, and whereas he didn't have many opportunities (and at a time deserved much more), he certainly didn't impress much either if you look at the full season. At a big team such as Juve you have to earn credit. Miccoli didn't want to bide his time, and that was the end of that.
The way we've been treating Maresca, Zalayeta and to some extent Brighi is much "worse" than is the case with Miccoli.
 

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it will be nice to have mutu in the squad,, he is a gr8 sub :)
 

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I lost track of all the injuries Nonda sustained ever since he collided with José Pierre-Fanfan in August 2003. Insane number! Between injuries and relapses, he played only 16 games in 18 months, most of them coming on from the bench.

He made his comeback last March and more or hung on to finish the season --3 goals in 12 games, including one famous against Chelsea within seconds after he set foot onto the pitch). Had he lost his touch? You could argue no!

But then, gets injured again in July (strained thigh), made his return on October 29, played 4 games only to pick up a new injury (the thigh again). Hasn't played ever since and isn't expected to before 2005. The series might very well go on. He hasn't shown glimpses of a winning return and noone even knows when he'll be able to play. If I'm Moggi right about now, I don't hire the guy! Just like I'd rather spend a bit of money than get this Djibril Cissé for free!

I realize I might be jumping to premature conclusions, but it wouldn't surprise me had Nonda rushed his return at the detriment of his health. I'm not making this up, that is in substance what some observers were reporting from Nonda's own admission during his recovery period, but more importantly, that was also the opinion of the reknown specialist at which the player had stayed. He wished Nonda had taken it more seriously and shwon more patience, like Dado Prso did. Not everyone completely heels from such a fierce injury and turn back stronger like Prso and Henke Larsson did. I'm afraid that Nonda isn't done with surgeries and stuff!

Having said that, yes you are right. He is a double French league topscorer and we'd make almost anyone profitable from a free obviously. But at this point , and that is my main point, we'd be taking a big risk (a sportive one in that instance) just the same when other equally mouthwatering names are on the market for not too big bucks! Mutu for example whose problems are psychological, even Miccoli. Better someone in disgrace than someone in decay! And I doubt we'd be selling Trezeguet now that he's finally done the needed surgery to his years long damaged shoulder. Perhaps we'll thank Zalayeta good bye, to my regret, but that would be it.
 

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Miccoli is no doubt a better player than DP. Unfortunately Miccoli needs more freedom which at Juve he will not get. He belongs to a team like Fiorentina.

At leats if Juve get Mutu it can be the end of DP at a top club, or so I hope.
 

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Then, just maybe the NT will not call him up anymore.

DP is more or less finished bar some very good moments every other match. If Juve had a better number 10, I would say that you would be even more frighteneing, esp. in the CL. At the moment people respect Capello and the defence, but not many people are really scared of Juve in attack which could be Juve's downfall for at least this season in Europe.

Is it important to me, No! but I was at the Stadio Delle Alpi watching Juve v Milan and saw how average DP is up close and personal.
 

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He was just one jerk-off among so many! Anyway, if Del Piero supposedly makes us weaker, all the better for you. No? Thank you for being an humanist, though.
 
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