The idea of Juventus signing Russian midfielder Aleksandr Golovin is not just the thing that Tuttosport and some of Italy’s daily but less-than-reliable sports outlets want us to believe. Beppe Marotta said that the possibility of signing the 22-year-old Russian is “more than a possibility,” setting off another round of rumors that Juve are in pole position to bring Golovin to Turin this summer.
They’ve now reportedly completed an important step yet still kinda minor step in the process.
According to Sky Sport Italia, Juventus and Golovin’s representatives have agreed to personal terms on the framework of a contract. Golovin, who was very much flattered when asked about Juve’s interest in signing him after Russia’s 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia in Thursday’s World Cup opener, is still quite a distance from becoming a Juventus player, though — and it’s for one very obvious reason.
proper negotiations with CSKA Moscow haven’t started yet
That’s what Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Sport Italia had to say in a very brief update late Thursday night in Italy.
It’s pretty easy to figure out that out of the two things that need to be negotiated, coming to the agreement on personal terms is much, much easier than actually negotiating the transfer fee with the current club of Player X.
As far as we know, the last time Juventus and CSKA Moscow were negotiating for a player who was making a name for himself at a World Cup it was eight years ago when a certain blonde-haired Serbian by the name of Milos Krasic was pushing for a move to Turin.
If Golovin’s desire to move to Juventus is anything close to Krasic’s, then we’re going to get along just fine. (Let’s just hope that if Golovin does sign with Juve that his good form lasts a little longer than Krasic’s does, too.)
With that being said, there’s a little nugget of info that has surfaced in the hours after Golovin’s big performance against Saudi Arabia...
Well, at least we already know the young man already looks good in bianconero, right?