Speaking at an open day for fans, Juventus Director General Beppe Marotta admitted that the club looks at the personality of a player before signing him when the discussion turned to the transfer market.

“It’s normal that when we decide to buy a player, we look at two fundamental parameters,” Marotta said. “We look at the cost, the value of the player, but we also look at it from a personal point of view.

“It’s difficult to get into the psychology of a subject, in a normal company there are interview and entrance exams. Football moves so quickly that that it’s not possible to do that, you only have to be an hour or two late to lose a player.

“A clear example would be [Paulo] Dybala, there were top Italian and foreign clubs on the Argentine, so we had to accelerate and close the deal, in agreement with President [Andrea] Agnelli. Fortunately it was a good market operation.”

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