clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

"Yet To Be Named" — Juventus news link dump for Sept. 22nd

We're still looking for a name for this article.

Hi Fernando. Likewise.
Hi Fernando. Likewise.
Marco Luzzani

First off thank you to all those who commented in the previous link dump post with your suggestions about what you want to see in this section. We got a couple of good names for this article, but nothing that made us as incredibly happy as Carlos Tevez's goalscoring streak. So, keep your thinking caps on, and come up with more ideas!

Also, feel free to use the comments section of the link dump posts to point us in the direction of good Juventus content that you have read lately, and we will be glad to add those in these articles as well.

Here's some of the headlines that Juventus has been making this week. Don't forget, we play a midweek game too this week against Cesena.

Squad News

Juve Director General (and alternately whipping boy / King Midas) Giuseppe Marotta has not been shy in the past about praising himself. This time though it's manager Massimiliano 'Count Max' Allegri that he's giving props to, asking the fans to recognize that a large part of Juve's early season success has to do with Allegri's steadying hand. Read this excellent article by Tudor about how Allegri is using the squad rotation better than before. (Link)

However, analyst Gabriele Marcotti, another divisive figure, thinks that Allegri has not done much, and has taken former manager Antonio Conte's playbook and is rolling with it. He goes on to ask if Allegri should be trying to mold the side in his own philosophy (and thereby away from the Grinta-approach Conte nurtured), or should he wait for the first setbacks before looking to change. (Link)

While still on the topic of controversial figures, summer signing Patrice Evra spoke to Jtv about his transfer to Juve, claiming that the similarities between the winning mentality at Manchester United historically and at Juve currently was a big draw for him. (Link)

Poor Martin Caceres. He's been in excellent form in the right side of defence, he's played well enough to give rise to suggestion that Andrea Barzagli wouldn't just be able to walk back into the starting lineup even after he recovers from his injury, and was set to sign a lucrative contract extension. And then over the weekend he pulled up with a thigh strain, leading to his substitution after half an hour and now faces a few weeks on the sidelines. (Link)

While we're talking about the Saturday game, how could we not bring up again how spectacular Tevez has been recently? El Apache has four goals in the last three games, and is reveling in the slightly withdrawn role Allegri has him playing in. He's been much more involved in the build-up play in this role, which has been critical with Andrea Pirlo's enforced injury absence. (Link)

Transfer Rumors

Amazingly enough this front has been a little quiet, with only one name linked with Juve in January, and it's a good name too. The Gaalacticos of Manchester United have ninety nine problems, and Adnan Januzaj certainly ain't one. Rumor has it that Juve will offer the Red Devils €41.3m for the young Belgian winger. (Link)

This is also the same site that a couple of weeks ago was still insisting (until it was blue in the face) that Arturo Vidal will still be going to Old Trafford, this time in January, so take it with the proverbial pinch of salt. (Link)

Louis Van Gaal has hardly used Januzaj so far, and rumor has it that the Belgian winger is concerned about the lack of playing opportunities with no European campaign this season. Fiorentina and Juve have both been linked with loan offers for the youngster. (Link)