Ever since potential transfer fees were brought into Juventus’ reported interest in CSKA midfielder Aleksandr Golovin, the figure has been €25 million. That’s supposedly what CSKA wants, that’s where it sat when Golovin started his first game at the World Cup and that’s where it could very well still sit even after an impressive showing in Mother Russia the last couple of weeks.
We’ve heard of a €15 million bid.
We’ve heard of a €17 million bid.
We’ve heard of a €19 million bid.
And now, reported bid No. 4 has come across the wire, with Juventus upping their proposal to try and bring the 22-year-old Golovin to Turin this summer.
After seeing that their offer of 19 million plus bonuses might be too little, they are preparing another. In the next offer they are expected to surpass the 20 million plus bonuses mark, as well as keeping the percentage that would be given to CSKA Moscow from a future sale that they proposed in their last offer.
(Source: Gianluca Di Marzio)
Just about two weeks ago we were seeing a reported bid that was €10 million short of what CSKA Moskow reportedly want for Golovin. Now, as we sit here on the final day of the group stage at the World Cup, that reported price tag Juve are willing to offer has gone up to €20 million, plus another €3 million and a stake in the transfer fee the seven-time Serie A champions would get if they were to sell Golovin on down the road.
As much as we hear about CSKA upping the price because Golovin has had a good showing at the World Cup thus far, Juve getting closer and closer to that magical €25 million range is the big deal in all of this. Juventus has essentially put forth a €23 million bid right now because off the potential add-ons to it that are usually pretty reasonable to reach.
Basically, this is good. Very, very good.