NEWS
Thursday February 13 2020
Paratici: 'Juve and Sarri on track'

Juventus director Fabio Paratici assures they are “on track for all our objectives” this season and haven’t changed their minds on Maurizio Sarri.

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“It’s an important game, like all the others. We have reached the stage of the season we’ve been working towards all year, in Serie A, the Champions League and Coppa Italia.

“All doors are open and we want to keep going, as this is the time to step up a gear,” Paratici told Rai Sport.

“The club and coach have specific ideas that remain regardless of one game going well or badly.”

Juve locked Wojciech Szczesny down to a new contract this week, so does that rule out reports of the club going for other top shot-stoppers?

“We have great faith in Szczesny, consider him one of the best goalkeepers in the world, so clearly exclude the arrival of any other goalkeepers.

“This is our 10th year at the helm of Juventus. Usually, eras run for three to four years, but we have been able to continually renew and renovate while also getting positive results.

“We are currently on track for all our objectives this season and the club is very happy. We have top level players and tried to enact a generational shift without going overboard or changing 10 players at once, bringing in young talent like Matthijs de Ligt and Adrien Rabiot.”

Paratici was asked if Cristiano Ronaldo will remain at Juventus.

“There are no doubts.”

Paulo Dybala is also in negotiations for a new extended contract with the Old Lady.

“We are very happy with Dybala, he is our Number 10, we invested heavily in him and of course hope he can be Juve’s Leo Messi.”

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