"It's a great day, it's always nice to be here among our people. As I always say, this is Juve's Christmas.” Fabio Paratici also participated in Villar Perosa's party, but the transfer market does not stop and consequently not even the media's curiosity, with which the Juventus Chief Football Officer touched on several themes:
Paratici: “Villar is Juve's Christmas”
“We are very happy with what has been done. We bought de Ligt, for which requests had been submitted by all the top ten teams in the world ranking, something that had never happened to me in so many years of work. We managed to buy him, along with two big players on free transfers: Rabiot and Ramsey, who were courted by many. We also managed to buy and keep Demiral, whom I believe was the player with the most requests in this market, and to secure Danilo, who has won 22 career titles, and in the last six years, he has played for Real Madrid and with Manchester City. I believe that Juve has very high-level players in all departments.”
“There are no redundant players, we have always had a wide range. Sarri expressed himself very clearly in this regard: there is the UEFA Champions League list that allows us to register 21 players plus local players, and this year we have only one, not two or three like the other years. So, we can only register 22 names and if there are more, someone will have to stay off the list. At the moment there are six players in excess, but of these, Perin and Pjaca are unlikely to be traded in this market window and another, Luca Pellegrini, will probably go to Cagliari in the next few hours. There are therefore three, but I believe that what affects public opinion is the weight of names. However, this also means that Juventus has a squad of absolute value.
For some years now, we have been considered a bit by all, as one of the best teams in the world, we have players of great level and great human depth, they must be respected for what they have done for us and for what they are; that is great professionals. The market is open and there are interests, but there are no names who are closer to the sale. Dybala? He is a Juve player, indeed he is a great player of Juventus. As I said during the transfer market, there are speeches and negotiations.”