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In an interview with La Stampa, Juventus general manager John Elkann put to rest rumours that Juventus is the problem of Italian soccer. He denied this, putting forward impressive historical and financial arguments.
“There are those who think Juventus is the problem. On the contrary, Juventus is part of the solution. Juve has historically been the backbone of Italian soccer, an integral part of it. It has given structure to the national teams that have won world titles. From an economic point of view, it has spent half a billion euros in recent years buying players in Italy, and has made a major contribution to supporting the budgets of Serie A and lower-division teams. We have always been a positive force for Italian soccer, and we want to continue to be so, remaining open to dialogue and collaboration with the institutions,” declared Juventus’s majority shareholder.