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Vucinic: The Situation

After a tumultuous week, Mirko Vucinic spent the week in inhabitual fashion: no practice (until Friday), and as a result no away match against Lazio. 

Vucinic, after Inter’s communique and Marotta’s press conference, still hopes for a move to Inter. After all, he has completed a medical and has reached a contractual agreement with them. His mind was dead set on transferring. 

Alessandro Lucci, his agent, is continuously in touch with Juventus brass with whom he is meeting as I write. 

Romeo Agresti of summarizes the situation as follows: Arsenal and Tottenham have to date only requested a straight loan, which Juventus are unwilling to allow and AS Monaco has never officially probed, despite rumours of interest.

Finally, Zenit St. Petersburg have made a serious attempt at securing the Montenegrin, without avail. Vucinic is pleased with their interest, wouldn’t be displeased with a move to England but prefers staying in Italy, putting  his trust in Agnelli and Thohir’s hands to resolve the matter. 

Juventus is in Milan for the Oscar del Calcio (the Italian Footballing Oscars), so the setting is perfect. Inter, is trying to mend the diplomatic breakdown with Thohir’s presence and ask Juventus for a loan with an obligation to buy at season’s end.

Specifically, according to Goal Italia, the “onerous” loan would be between €2 to 3 million, with an obligation to buy Juventus out with another €8 to 9 million in the summer.

Will this protracted negotiation come to a happy ending? Stay tuned. 



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