Juventus chief Blanc: Ranieri chose Poulsen over Xabi

Juventus GM Jean-Claude Blanc has explained the signing of Christian Poulsen.

The Dane was unpopular among fans and the media before his move to Liverpool.

“Claudio Ranieri made the decision,” said Blanc. “We told him both options were open: Poulsen or Xabi Alonso.

“After a few days the technical staff confirmed their decision was in favour of the Dane and so we signed the player who was most congenial to Ranieri’s style.”

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