Thiago Motta poised to leave Bologna for Juventus


Reports from Italy suggest that Thiago Motta is set to meet with Bologna’s directors and President Joey Saputo today or tomorrow to discuss his future. However, sources indicate that the former Italy international has already made up his mind to join Juventus.

La Gazzetta dello Sport report how Motta’s contract with Bologna is due to expire next month, prompting imminent discussions about his future. Despite these talks, it appears Motta has chosen Juventus as his next destination. The newspaper report that he is expected to sign a two-year contract with an option for a third year with the Turin-based club.

President Joey Saputo is reportedly prepared to offer Motta a three-year plan worth over €100 million, aimed at retaining top talent at the Stadio Dall’Ara and making significant investments in the squad. Motta, in turn, would seek a central role in the project, including the authority to select four or five key reinforcements this summer. This request could potentially diminish the influence of current directors Giovanni Sartori and Marco Di Vaio.

Despite Bologna’s ambitious offer, Motta is reportedly drawn to the prospect of joining Juventus. Corriere dello Sport adds that Saputo remains hopeful of convincing Motta to stay but acknowledges the slim chances of retaining the 41-year-old coach beyond the summer. Motta’s decision is likely to be announced soon, possibly during a press conference on Saturday, where Saputo may also be present.


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