Marotta: Vidal is our player
Thursday July 31 2014
Beppe Marotta has reiterated that Juventus and Arturo Vidal are happy with each other, whilst he updates on Romulo.
Speculation continues to suggest Manchester United may come in with an offer for Vidal this summer, but the club’s director general remains insistent.
“Vidal is one of our players, we renewed the contract last season,” Marotta told Sky Sport Italia before Juve’s draw with Cesena last night.
“We are happy with him, he is pleased with us, he is wearing the shirt of the most prestigious club in the world. I do not think there will be any problems.”
Romulo was expected to sign for the Bianconeri earlier this week, but has seen delays hit his move from Verona. Marotta was asked if the player will sign in time for the tour of Asia and Australia coming up.
“I think so, we talked to Verona [yesterday] afternoon. I think that if he does not arrive then the situation would have to be particularly negative, he could arrive in the coming days.
“Since the departure to Singapore is set for Sunday, I hope that we can include him in the group.”
Marotta also considered the transition so far from Antonio Conte and Max Allegri.
“I must say that first of all that from the grid of contenders for the Scudetto, we are the only ones that has changed Coach, so this has definitely created some problems.
“Especially I think in the legacy that Allegri has had, in replacing a Coach who has given so much to Juventus and Juventus are grateful, but I think that he is one of the best Coaches in circulation.
“The obligation of the club is to support the work of the Coach in what problems occur day to day, so from this point of view we will be next to him for every little problem.
“It is clear that Juventus has in its DNA the desire to win, so we do not hide - we need to start the season trying to achieve something even more extraordinary, which would be the fourth consecutive League title.
“As I often say, I believe that next to a winning team there must be a winning club. We try to be and we are certainly aware of the role we have.”