Other conversations between Juventus executives published by Corriere della Sera. Cherubini: “We were arrogant on the market”. And that phone call from Cherubini to Agnelli about Chiesa…
“They discuss how to bring Alessandro Del Piero closer to the club”. The annotation of the financiers who account for a phone call on 6 September 2021 between Andrea Agnelli, then president of Juventus, and John Elkann, number one of Exor (owner of 63% of the club), relaunches a track that has become increasingly concrete in recent months: a return to the club of the historic black and white number 10, perhaps precisely to take over the presidency. It is one of the new details that emerge from the interceptions on the Prisma investigation published by Corriere della Sera.
Among the dialogues reported, also another annotation from the Guardia di Finanza in reference to a conversation between sporting director Federico Cherubini and Andrea Agnelli himself on 9 August 2021: “Cherubini says that Federico Chiesa’s profile does not seem to him the profile of a player who can stay at Juve for many years, due to his entourage who are very much looking for substantial economic increases”.
Many self-criticisms on market choices. Agnelli: “If I put together, from 2010 when I arrived to today, the bullshit we did in the last three transfer market days, we threw 60-70 million down the toilet… I’ll tell you this, spannometrically, from Anelka”. Cherubini to Stefano Bertola, manager of the finance area: “Our worst earns like Atalanta’s best. Zapata gets 1.8 million… if we bought a dog we’d give him 3 and a half million”. And again Cherubini on Fabio Paratici: “We were arrogant on the market, because the Fabio of 5 years earlier does not take Higuain at 90, he takes Gabriel Jesus at 10, and makes him a 90”.
Cherubini says about the signing of players: “If he has to play once every 40 games, he will play an Under 23… so much before Max plays an Under 23…”. But in another interception, again on the current Next Gen, Arrivabene says: “The idea that I have is that that is a bandwagon that we have created… I’m telling you bluntly, that we have created because we no longer knew where to put the players. Di Fede (Cherubini, ed), I don’t trust the Under 23 team at all, he has a very emotional approach”.
February 11, 2023 (change February 11, 2023 | 10:03)
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