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Juventus Turin could have signed in 2017 the man who is considered the best player in the world today. The player in question is Erling Haaland. Matteo Tognozzi, a former scout for the Old Lady of Italy, revealed in an interview with Tuttosport that the club was in the process of recruiting the cyborg. But the deal fell through because of the selling price.
“We were really one step away from Haaland. It’s November 2017, I arrived in July, so it’s one of the first contacts I’ve made at Juventus, in this case with Cherubini. The fact is that on the first-team market, there is time to work on negotiations, and with the young players in a few days, that can change. We had it in hand, but at the time it would have been a graft for the Primavera and the operation was deemed too costly to strengthen the nursery,” said former Juventus head of recruitment Matteo Tognozzi.