Thiago Motta

Thiago Motta to meet with Bologna today


Thiago Motta is set to meet with Bologna management today, and will reportedly express his desire to leave the club in order to join Juventus. Calciomercato report that despite facing some challenges along the way, the Bianconeri represented by Cristiano Giuntoli, has long set its sights on Motta to spearhead a new era following the conclusion of Allegri’s second tenure.

Current Status

The official confirmation is pending the season’s end, which will see Paolo Montero’s Juventus face Monza and Bologna visit Genoa. Speaking after Bologna’s 3-3 draw with Juventus, Motta stated, “We need to finish the season first. It’s only right to celebrate with Bologna’s fans, and then I will speak with Saputo and together we will decide the future.”

Juventus’ Offer

Juventus has tabled a substantial offer for Thiago Motta: a three-year contract worth €5 million per season. Additionally, the club has committed to supporting Motta’s market preferences, starting with the potential acquisition of Bologna’s young defender Riccardo Calafiori, born in 2002.

Bologna’s Counteroffer

In an effort to retain Motta, Bologna’s president Joey Saputo has made a significant counteroffer when they meet today. Saputo has promised a €100 million investment over the next three years, aiming to transform Bologna into a club akin to Atalanta. This proposal includes a firm stance on keeping Calafiori and giving Motta a more central role within the club’s structure.

Barcelona’s Interest

Adding a twist to the situation, rumors from Barcelona suggest that Joan Laporta is considering replacing current manager Xavi. The new coach is expected to have a background as a former Barcelona player. Thiago Motta, who played for Barcelona from 1999 to 2008, fits this criterion, potentially positioning him as a candidate for the role.


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