Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Juventus set to wrap up deal for Sissoko
Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Sissoko believes he could complete a move to Juventus by the end of this week.
The Serie A outfit hope to move for the 23-year-old who joined Liverpool from
Valencia in the summer of 2005.
'It's a matter of a few days,'' Sissoko told Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello
'Three days, a maximum of four, and then everything will be decided. I know
there has been some movement but we have to wait.''
The Mali international is currently with his national team at the African
'I confess that wearing the Juventus shirt would be the maximum for me,'' he
said. 'I have been a Juve fan since I was a child because when I was young I was
fixated with (Zinedine) Zidane. Then, having followed this team, I have become a
fan of (Juve captain Alessandro) Del Piero, a great player.''
Sissoko would also like to work again under coach Claudio Ranieri, his boss in
'I've known Ranieri since my time at Valencia,'' said Sissoko. 'I did really well with him.''
Sissoko has struggled to keep a regular starting place at Anfield under Rafael
Benitez and wants to have more playing time.
'My reason is a very simple one, I am young and I want to play,'' he said. 'In Liverpool, I'm not playing.
'But I will also be grateful to Benitez for what he has given me. But in
football, things change.'