Sunday December 19 2010
Marotta: 'Why Juve won't get Cassano'

Juventus director general Beppe Marotta explains why they didn't make an offer for Antonio Cassano. “We look at the professionalism of players.”

The Bianconeri had repeatedly been linked with Cassano, so when he was put on the transfer market following his row with Sampdoria, they were expected to be first in line.

Instead it looks as if he will join Scudetto rivals Milan, as Juve pulled out of the bidding war.

“We are covered in that role and our plans are different to those of Milan,” said Marotta.

“There are some clubs who on top of the technical gifts also look at the professionalism of players before making a buy.

“Every now and then Cassano has let himself go in unfortunate incidents, such as the one with President Riccardo Garrone that made it necessary for the club to intervene.

“In any case, I hope Cassano soon finds a club, as he is one of the best players in Italy, if not the world.”

Juventus have hinted at January reinforcements for the injury-ravaged squad.

“If we should find a player in Cassano's situation, then we'd try to get him,” continued Marotta on Sky Sport Italia.

“Obviously there are strong players out there, but in the transfer window we have to look at bargains and keep an eye on the economic aspect. We are lowering the average wages by signing players when they are still young.”

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