The American, son of former Milan player George, now president of Liberia, arrived directly from Lille for about 12 million. These are his words: “It’s an honor and a pleasure to be here.”
Now it’s also official: Juventus’ Timothy Weah. Full-back born in 2000, US international, arrives from Lille: agreement of 10.3 million (to be paid within 2 years) and additional fees of up to 1 million, plus bonuses of up to 2.1 million on the occurrence of certain individuals and personalities. Team goals. The footballer, who signed a five-year contract for about two million dollars a season, desperately wanted Serie A, a tournament that his father (George) had championed between 1995 and 2000 with AC Milan. The 23-year-old has opted for the number 22 shirt, which has just been vacated by Di Maria and previously worn by another son of Art playing in Turin, Federico Chiesa.
Weah will find himself taking on the heavy legacy left by Juan Cuadrado on the right wing, who bid farewell after eight seasons in black and white. Juventus is now looking for a deputy, because Mattia De Sciglio is injured and will not be available before the end of the year. Among the hypotheses under study to compensate for the hole in the right wing, behind the former Lille, there is also the permanence of Andrea Cambiasso, returning from loan to Bologna. But there remains the possibility of a deal for a more experienced player such as Timothy Castagne, if Leicester are willing to offer the player on a free, low-cost loan immediately.
The new Juventus player spoke to the club’s official channels, saying that he is “excited, honored and happy. It is a dream come true. It is one of the best clubs in the world, and I am happy to be black and white.” Why Juventus? “The club, the history, the players, the coach and the staff. The confidence that everyone has given me, I feel at home here. The fans came to greet me before the visits. I’m happy, I feel at home and I can’t wait to get started.” Timothy also spoke about his father George: “My father’s time at Milan is part of my family’s history. It was a very important period – he said -. Now his son has the opportunity to play in Serie A and play for one of the most important clubs. It’s great. And he’s one of the best.” His favorite teams, he’s a big Juventus fan. This made my choice easier.” Characteristics and role: “I am a very intense player, I like to run, cross and give assists. I think I will get along better with my teammates. I hope I can help them score many goals. I am a hard worker. I will work with the team without sparing myself.” I have a favorite position, which is the low wing position,” he explained. “I think I’ll play there, it’s a new role for me but I like it a lot. I’ve played as a striker and on the wing, I think it will help me a lot. I’m ready to play where the coach will put me.”
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