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Wednesday January 19 2011
Moggi critical of Juventus buys

Luciano Moggi has been critical of Juventus' recent moves in the transfer market and feels Fabio Quagliarella might return to Napoli.

Quagliarella's season-ending injury has thrown Juventus into a bit of a panic, making the team's need for a striker all the more glaring.

Speaking to Radio Power Station, Moggi said: "We need to look at the immediate needs. Luca Toni obviously isn't a name for the future. As for Antonio Floro Flores, he's a reserve at Udinese…"

Asked if he would promote players from Juventus' youth team, Moggi replied: "To tell the truth in fact I am of this opinion.

"I believe that Juventus must try and get into the top four and they certainly have the opportunity to do so. I don't understand why they should buy players who they won't need next season.

"I would avoid spending now to invest everything when the transfer window opens in the summer where you can find players in a position to make this team competitive again.

"The problem is the desire to manage the emergency. I had to manage without money [at Juve] for 12 year. Now they have spent almost €200m [since Calciopoli] and can afford players who Juventus don't need and then must be sold straight away.

"On the other hand, they have signed 13 players and sold nine or 10. You don't build like this, you destroy."

Asked about Quagliarella, he said: "You could suppose that he won't be signed, but this also depends on the agreement made by the two clubs in the summer."

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