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    Why Donnarumma’s Juventus move transfer in 2012

    Why Donnarumma’s Juventus move transfer in 2012

    Gianluigi Donnarumma came close to joining Juventus in summer 2012, today’s edition of La Gazzetta dello Sport reports.

    The promising Italian goalkeeper was only 13 at the time but he was already known as one of the best prospects in Italy, so much so scouts from everywhere around Italy were regularly spotted in the stands during the games of Club Napoli youth team, the non-professional Italian club that Donnarumma was playing for at the time.

    Juventus met the player’s family and found economic agreement with them. Donnarumma was so close to joining Juventus that he went to Vinovo to visit the club’s training centre but, on the 22nd of August 2012, the deal collapsed for two main reasons.

    The first one is that the two parties eventually failed to adjust come economic details, the second one is that it is illegal in Italy to move a player from one region to another if he’s under 14. Donnarumma was 13 at the time and Juventus decided not to circumnavigate the rule moving the whole family to Turin.

    AC Milan managed to sign the goalkeeper a few months after beating competition of city rivals Inter.

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