Marotta explains Borriello fumble

Posted on 31/08/2010


Juventus transfer guru Beppe Marotta explains why deals for Marco Borriello and Kakha Kaladze fell through.

The Bianconeri had seemed set to sign both players on loan from Milan today, but instead the striker went to Roma and the defender to Genoa.

“Borriello was simply an opportunity that we tried to take,” the director general told Sky Italia television.

“We proposed the loan, but could not do any more than that. Then Roma intervened.”

The Giallorossi also took Borriello on loan at a cost of €2m, but have promised to make the move permanent in July for €13m.

“As for Kaladze, that was little more than a conversation we had with Adriano Galliani at Milan.

“We needed a player to complete the defence and reached a quick agreement with Napoli for Leandro Rinaudo.”

Juve also snapped up Arsenal’s 20-year-old left-back Armand Traoré and Danish teenager Joel Untersee from FC Zurich.

“We continue our plans to reinforce the youth sector of the club,” said Marotta.

“It has been a difficult transfer period and for us one of great renewal. Clearly you cannot conclude every operation, but we are still happy.”

Jonathan Zebina and Mauro Camoranesi terminated their contracts today to join Brescia and Stuttgart respectively.

This summer Juventus have brought in Leonardo Bonucci, Jorge Martinez, Davide Lanzafame, Marco Motta, Simone Pepe, Marco Storari, Milos Krasic, Alberto Aquilani, Fabio Quagliarella, Rinaudo and Traoré.