Federico Cherubini has revealed that they didn’t sign Erling Haaland in 2017 and why, before claiming they weren’t going to have a contract with Gianluigi Donnarumma this summer because they believe they already have a good goalkeeper.
Juve are one of the top clubs following the Norwegian goal machine, which Borussia Dortmund will leave next summer.
He has become one of the most dangerous strikers in the world right now but Juve had a chance to sign him earlier.
The Bianconeri were already chasing him when he played for Molde in Norway.
They wanted to sign him from the Norwegian club, but that would have been too big a step for the youngster at the time.
Juve director Cherubini says they offered him the chance to join them and take out a loan to further his development, but he wasn’t interested and turned it down.
When asked if Juve regrets not having signed him, he said as quoted by Soccer Italy:
“We do it, it would be stupid to say otherwise. However, things need to be put in context.
“Young players can be afraid of being loaned out, we were at the beginning of our U23 project and maybe the perspective we gave them wasn’t too exciting.
“Maybe the loan idea wasn’t ideal for a player like him. Maybe everything would be different today. “
On Donnarumma he added: “Because Juventus have a reliable goalkeeper with a long contract” [Wojciech Szczesny].
“We believe in him and think he’s the ideal solution. It would not make sense for the policy we have to do what PSG is doing. It wouldn’t be good to have two key goalkeepers on the same team.