Francesco Totti wouldn’t want AS Roma to retire number 10 shirt

Roma legend Francesco Totti has stressed that he would not request AS Roma to retire the number 10 shirt. The 41-year-old called quits on professional football at the end of the 2016/17 campaign and this witnessed him complete a rare feat of having spent his entire playing career with a single club.

As a sign of loyalty, there have been calls for the number 10 shirt to be retired but Totti does not favour the idea, as it would break the dream of a future prospect.He said: “Why? Because he doesn’t want to squash a young kid’s childhood dream, a dream he himself had as a child. “I have always said no, they shouldn’t, but in the end it is a decision for the club to make. For the youngsters, for the kids, it is natural that they are all going to dream of wearing the number 10 shirt for Roma. I had that dream as well, and fortunately I got to live it. So, to take a child’s dream of doing it too, that would upset me.”

Juventus Plans Necessary Team Changes

Juventus team is celebrating the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo in their ranks who is a celebrated five-time winner of the Ballon d'Or among other accolades that the player has received in his football career. This is probably the best part of managing their business that has been done in a decade, but there is more to be done in terms of player transfers, opportunities that the team needs to take up and concessions to be made on the financial front.

Concessions are the key so that Juventus can balance the costs of bringing over a star player like Juventus to the team as well as constructing a winning team around this star player. All this has to be done along with an eye on keeping the balance sheet healthy. They are considering the transfer of Gonzalo Higuain who is currently No 9 player of the team. This is mainly due to several reasons; though Gonzalo had won the MVP for the club this year as well as improved his game till the final third round, he has not been able to win all the hearts in the club. They also need a bigger star who can take the team over the line and that is what Ronaldo’s arrival would help to achieve.

Juventus Looking Into Summer Move For Hector Bellerin

Serie A holders Juventus are reportedly looking to reignite their pursuit of long-term target and Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin in the summer. The Spain international only penned a new contract with the Gunners back in November 2016, but he is weighing up his options after another poor Premier League season for the north London club.

ESPN Pundit fancies Hector Bellerin to join Juventus

Former Arsenal forward Paul Mariner has suggested that Hector Bellerin would be able to make better progress in his career, should he make the move to Juventus at the end of the season. The Spain international has not been able to replicate his sparkling form since a knee injury last term, but he still remains the first-choice right-back in the Gunners' ranks.

Speaking on ESPN FC, Mariner believes that the Old Lady should jump at the chance of signing Bellerin in the summer after having previously failed with an approach prior to his contract extension in 2016. Stephan Lichsteiner has been widely tipped to leave on a free transfer in July, and the 64-year-old has backed Bellerin to replace him with his pace being a key attribute of his style of play.

Buffon rested as still coming to terms with World Cup exit

Juventus have revealed that they will be resting Gianluigi Buffon as he is still coming to terms with the huge disappointment of Italy failing to reach the World Cup in Russia next year.

The goalkeeping legend will not play for the Turin giants against Sampdoria on Sunday after the national side were beaten 1-0 on aggregate in the World Cup playoff meaning they would not be at the World Cup for the first time since 1958.

Gian Piero Ventura takes a jab at the fitness levels of his squad

Italy’s recent 2018 FIFA World Cup campaign has seen them struggling after losing 0-2 to Spain on September 2 and one month later having to settle with a surprising and underwhelming 1-1 draw against Macedonia.


The head coach of the Italian national football team, Gian Piero Ventura took some time to talk about his team after his squad could not collect more than 1 point after locking horns with the Macedonian national side and the 69 year old Italian tactician believes that injuries took a big toll on his team.

"We lost some players and lost a certain thread that we had in the first half, in my view. I thought the first half was positive, the second was not, but when you have nothing left in the tank, that's what you get. I think a lack of fitness levels made a big difference and when that drops, the sharpness goes, so we could not develop anything more. In football, when you don't propose anything in attack for an entire half, it can well be that you concede”

Uli Hoeness slams Douglas Costa over Juventus move

Bayern Munich president UliHoeness has launched an attack at Douglas Costa following his switch to Juventus earlier this summer.


The Brazil international joined the Old Lady on an initial €6m loan deal with an obligation to buy for €40m in a year's time.

Costa did not have a good understanding with manager Carlo Ancelotti last term and this was quite evident with the Italian opting to bench the attacker during different stages of the previous season. With limited opportunities in the lineup, the forward decided to pursue a fresh challenge in the Serie A, but his exit has not been taken well by Bayern's no.1

The 2017-18 Serie A season will be Gianluigi´s Buffon´s last

During the summer of 2001, Gianluigi Buffon marked his name in the history-books of football as the Italian shot-stopper became the most expensive goal-keeper ever.


Buffon was signed by Juventus for a transfer fee of €52 million.

This transfer was completed over 15 years ago and Buffon still continues to be the costliest player in his position.

Gianluigi Buffon Can't explain Juventus’ Champions League debacle

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon had a night to forget at the Principality Stadium last night as Real Madrid put four goals past him in the Champions League final.


The Italy international lost his third Champions League final in the Old Lady shirt, and this may well be his last, unless the club make a similar European push next season.

JUVENTUS KEEN ON CONTINENTAL SUCCESS

Serie A side Juventus are keen on continental success after years upon years of local dominance.


Despite the additions during the summer and in almost every transfer window of recent, the Italian side want PSG playmaker Marco Verratti to join them when the next window opens up.

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