Beppe Marotta has deemed Juventus’ transfer dealings to be pretty much done. Following Benedikt Howedes’ signing on loan with an option to buy Wednesday afternoon, Juve’s director general said that things are pretty much done.
He tends to be a man of his word.
We get to see whether he holds himself to that.
Today is the final day of the summer transfer window. Come the clock striking midnight and the calendar flipping from Aug. 31 to Sept. 1, the ability to try and sign players or sell them will be over until the new year for mostly all of the European leagues.
If you’re expecting a big-money move for Juventus, you might want to fire up FIFA17 or Football Manager. That’s probably going to be happening in England, not around these black and white parts, folks.
So, we get to sit back and watch to see if some of the other big clubs in Europe do any last-minute panic buying because you know somebody is going to do something stupid. That’s how it works. That’s always how it works. And with this summer, with money flying everywhere — especially in the Premier League — there is bound to be one or two big-money moves that will grab plenty of headlines.
It probably won’t be Juventus, though.
Juventus-related news and rumors of the day
- 12:45 p.m. CET — According to La Stampa, Juventus are set to offer €25 million for Emre Can to see if Liverpool want to play ball on deadline day.
- 11:55 a.m. CET — Juventus’ attempt to sign Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes on loan has been rejected by the Spanish giants, according to MARCA. They’d prefer to sell him outright.
- 1:30 a.m. CET — Unsurprisingly, Juventus have reportedly turned down Barcelona’s €160 million bid for Paulo Dybala.