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Paratici reveals difficulty in Tevez negotiations

UDINE, ITALY - OCTOBER 06: Fabio Paratici general manager of Juventus looks on before the Serie A match between Udinese and Juventus at Stadio Friuli on October 6, 2018 in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)
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Juventus Chief Football Officer Fabio Paratici has revealed the negotiations to bring Carlos Tevez to Turin was the most difficult he ever handled.

Tevez joined the Bianconeri in 2015 after spending four years with Manchester City, helping the club win two Serie A titles and reach the UEFA Champions League final in 2015.

“The most drawn-out negotiations were for [Carlos] Tevez,” Paratici said in an interview with Sky Sports Italia, as quoted by the official Juventus website.

“We contacted him at the end of my first year with Juve when we were looking to rebuild the team. And even though we weren’t in the Champions League, he immediately said yes. It didn’t come off in the end, for different reasons, but we stayed in contact. I always wanted to bring Tevez to Juve.”

The Bianconeri football chief, who has been credited with bringing some great players to the club, admits that curiosity is one of the secrets of his success.

“I’m obsessed with knowledge,” Paratici says. “When I see or hear about ongoing talks for a certain player, I want to learn everything about him. It’s something that really appeals to me.”