Juventus GM Marotta keen to buy Italian: We will be competitive

Juventus GM Beppe Marotta says their priority is to 'buy Italian' this summer, despite the nation's disastrous World Cup campaign.

Juventus GM Beppe Marotta says their priority is to 'buy Italian' this summer, despite the nation's disastrous World Cup campaign.

Juve have already snapped up Udinese winger Simone Pepe, Bari defender Leonardo Bonucci, both members of the Azzurri squad, plus young Uruguayan winger Jorge Martinez from Catania.

Marotta said: "We are working to prepare a competitive team, but need patience. Never losing sight of our financial parameters. There's also the cyclone in Italian football that has happened and will be hard for all to resurface from.

"It's fundamental to do well and to get back to winning, primarily by continuing to invest in young people, preferably Italian. As always Juventus is the reservoir for the national team and we want to continue to be so."

On Milos Krasic, Marotta added: "We made our offer to CSKA Moscow, which was not accepted. So we have taken other roads. The last one to return is (Davide) Lanzafame."

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