The former Juventus director spoke at the Sport Festival: “Skriniar and Brozovic at Tottenham? Unfounded rumors”. Branchini: “I don’t expect big hits in Italy even in the summer”
Rule number 1 of the transfer market: the formations are read backwards. In other words: first of all, we think about attackers. The 2022 transfer market is still far away but during the “Secrets of the transfer market” event, one of the closing events of the Trento Festival, there was talk of Haaland, Vlahovic, Icardi, Harry Kane and more. Guests on stage Giovanni Branchini, the Italian agent with the most history of high-level negotiations, Gabriele Giuffrida, a point of reference in the new generation of intermediaries, and Fabio Paratici, Tottenham Managing Director – Football after 11 years at Juventus. Paratici clarified Tottenham’s position on Vlahovic: “He’s a Fiorentina player, it’s not fair to talk about him. But we have the best striker in the world.” And again: “For now it is not part of our plans”. For the Juventus fans, a couple of background: “Haaland could have come to us at the time of Molde but he chose Salzburg and then Borussia Dortmund, where he would have immediately had more space. And yes, speaking of Dortmund players, It is true that Bellingham spent a week at Continassa before choosing Germany. Icardi, on the other hand, was never really close to Juventus. We have always had great players in that position. ” Icardi and Juventus are always in contact, even if Giuffrida, the intermediary protagonist of Mauro’s only transfer from 2013 to today, does not foresee a quick farewell to PSG: “I think moving from Paris is Mauro’s last idea and Wanda Nara. I don’t expect a transfer. “
HAALAND AND A
Haaland, years later, is ready for the last high jump of his career and a prediction by Branchini, an agent who has had contacts with major international clubs for decades, is significant: “If I expect him at PSG or at Real? More at Real … “. That is to say, that is the common will. Speaking of forecasts, Branchini imagines an Italian summer without hits worth 50-60 million: “It is more likely that the Italian clubs will make three purchases of 20 million, given the economic situation”.
PEGS, SKRINIAR AND …
But the market changes every day and opinions change from game to game, from observer to observer. For example, how much are young Italians worth? Paratici: “I believe that Italy will always produce players. In attack, for example, we have a player like Kean, who has done more than what his 20 years suggest, and emerging talents of quality like Raspadori and Lucca.” Branchini: “I have a more pessimistic vision. If the best Italian defender is a player well over 30 (the reference, not explicit, is to Chiellini, ed) and in Serie A there are also high-level players of 38, 39 or 40 years, means that the young people behind us do not put pressure. And then we have the problem of young people in the hands of the young coaches, who think more about their own career than that of the boys “. Net of the attack, pills of the meeting. Giuffrida su Pioli, the coach he follows closely, sends a relaxing message: “The renewal? There is a daily confrontation. The working group at Milan is fantastic, they built this Milan together by supporting each other. I hope they will continue together, it is almost a natural path “. Paratici on two presumed Inter goals: “Skriniar and Brozovic for Tottenham? Unfounded rumors”. Above all, Paratici on Donnarumma, an operation he worked on for Juve before leaving the Bianconeri: “How did it go? In a situation like yours, the player chooses the destination.”
Market enthusiasts, in all this, cannot fail to look up and understand what is happening – and will happen – in the world of agents and negotiations. Branchini, one of the founders of the European association of agents, launches an alarm: “Whoever is in charge of regulating the market at the moment does not. We currently do not know if a sovereign state (Qatar with the PSG, ed) can own a club and I see illegal situations, such as the purchase of powers of attorney by the agents, not prosecuted. As long as FIFA does not make a table with the agents, this will not be resolved. And if the agents regulation in 2022 is what I have having had a trace, it will end up in the courts “.
10 October – 21:43
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