Why Salah and De Bruyne’s Juventus moves collapsed in 2013

by | Oct 24, 2021 10:26

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus director Federico Cherubini wanted to sign Mohamed Salah and Kevin De Bruyne in 2013, but the club decided against signing them.

Salah was playing for Basel at that time, while KDB was under contract with Werder.

According to the pink paper, Cherubini travelled to Germany and Switzerland many times to scout the talented duo.

Cherubini arrived at Juventus in 2012 and was one of the most trusted collaborators of the at-the-time CEO Beppe Marotta.

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They are still on very good terms, but it was Fabio Paratici to pick Cherubini, suggesting his name to Marotta. Cherubini was in charge of Juventus’ youth sector when he arrived at the club and he was scouting young players for the Bianconeri all around Europe.

Among them, De Bruyne and Salah, who he reportedly suggested to sign in 2013, when they were 22 and 21, respectively.

However, Juventus decided against signing them, as they wanted to invest in players with more experience.

Salah eventually joined Chelsea in January 2014 before moving to Fiorentina and Roma.

De Bruyne signed for Manchester City in the summer of 2015 in a €76m deal.

Mohamed Salah penalty


  1. Jon

    Do juve want to be the new arsenal.

    We almost signed X we almost signed z. Just let it go and sign the talent of the next ten years.

    Kai jorge might be the Messi of the 20s, might not be but at least he wears juve colours for an outlay of a few mil

  2. Milanista

    Salah needed to go to fiorentina and Roma to become the player he is today, otherwise he would’ve remained that clueless striker with enough pace to run down the road runner!

    The Italian league has helped countless footballers reach their potential. I can’t understand why (apart from higher salaries) more great foreign talent wouldn’t test themselves on Italian soil first before then moving to Spain or EPL. Why bother going to France or Germany??? If you want to become a better player surely, learn your trade in Italy first.

    Salah is a prime example of that schooling.

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