Mauro: “Douglas Luiz reminds me of Jugovic. Thuram is a good bet, but for the Scudetto…”

Juventus very active in these first weeks of the transfer market. He spoke about the purchases completed so far by the Bianconeri Max Mauroin an interview with The Sports Gazette.

Are Douglas and the first signings enough to join Inter as champions of Italy?
“It’s still too early for these discussions. Inter celebrated their last Scudetto and will start in pole position. Let’s see how the transfer market ends and especially if Thiago will be able to reproduce the ideas seen in Bologna in Turin. More than on a particular player, I’m banking on Motta’s game. Having said that, Douglas Luiz is a great signing”.

As a former midfielder, what quality of Douglas Luiz do you appreciate the most?
“The Brazilian is a reliable, consistent midfielder. And these are the players you need to build a winning team.”

Who reminds you of Douglas Luiz?
“He is a mix of quantity, quality and a sense of goal: last season he reached double figures with Aston Villa in both goals and assists. He reminds me a bit of Jugovic. Let’s hope it’s a good omen. Vladimir has a special place in the hearts of Juventus fans thanks to the decisive penalty in the Champions League final against Ajax”.

Today will be Thuram Jr’s day: he will arrive from Nice for 20 million plus bonuses. Impressions?
“It’s a good bet, one that Giuntoli has often won in Naples. I’m thinking of Kim, Kvaratskhelia, Anguissa… President De Laurentiis doesn’t give much credit to Giuntoli for those moves, but he was the sporting director, wasn’t he?”