Juventus warned over Ogbonna

Torino director of sport Gianluca Petrachi has reminded Juventus they face a fight from other clubs for Angelo Ogbonna.

Last Updated: 05/07/13 at 15:06 Post Comment

Angelo Ogbonna: A wanted man

Angelo Ogbonna: A wanted man

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Torino director of sport Gianluca Petrachi has reminded Juventus they face real competition from other clubs in the race to sign in-demand defender Angelo Ogbonna.

The Serie A champions have made no secret of their pursuit of Italy international Ogbonna, 25, who played a key role as promoted Torino booked a second season in the top flight.

Juve director general Giuseppe Marotta this week confirmed Ogbonna was a serious target but Petrachi today warned the Bianconeri to firm up their interest before a rival club submits an offer for the centre-back.

He told La Repubblica Sport: "Juve have made big steps forward, but something has gone wrong along the way.

"Are the Bianconeri still the favourites (to sign him) regardless? I don't know, he could end up going to one of the clubs that have showed interest in him before.

"Ogbonna is a coveted player because central defenders are highly prized in Italy, but it's not been confirmed that he even has to leave at all.

"Torino are not obliged to sell him. As long as there is no agreement, we are free to talk to other clubs about him."

Ogbonna, who is reportedly valued at 15million euros by his club, received his first Italy call-up in June 2011 while Torino were still competing in Serie B. He made his senior debut against Poland in November 2011 and has since made five further appearances for the Azzurri.


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet


Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

O

K FIFA we're done, you can ban us now

jimmyjazz
Barcelona transfer ban upheld

A

h Daniel. I could spend hours on this subject putting the world to rights. You can even take a step back and ask why football fans (and society in general) have this need to know that something will happen before it actually does. There are times this important, when it comes to things like war, food production and natural disasters. A man you've never met changing his job? Not so much.

ajsr1982
Time To Burst The ITK Bubble

G

reat article. Hits the nail on the head. Encapsulates why I don't read tabloid newspapers anymore. The only thing worse is the 'told you so first' headline when they get lucky.

ianonabeach
Time To Burst The ITK Bubble

Footer 365

Transfer news: Marco Reus said to have turned down move to Manchester United

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has told Onda Cero that Marco Reus rejected a move to Man Utd this summer.

Transfer News: Swansea complete deal for Napoli defender Federico Fernandez

Swansea City have signed defender Federico Fernandez from Napoli for an undisclosed fee.

FIFA committee rejects Barcelona's appeal against transfer ban

Barcelona will be unable to sign new players in the next two windows after a FIFA committee upheld their transfer ban.

Mail Box

Mailbox: Feeling Sorry For Poor TC23

If there's one loser in all the machinations at Man United, it's poor TC23. We have mercifully few mails on United, but lots on Arsenal and in particular Olivier Giroud...

Dear Brendan, Please Sign Di Maria

That's the request to Brendan Rodgers in the mailbox, and not just because it would annoy Man United fans. Plus, more thoughts on why Arsenal didn't want Cescy back...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property