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Thursday, 20 May 2010 13:53

Goncalo Brandao begins Juventus stint

Defender looking to impress

Siena’s Portuguese defender Goncalo Brandao has started a brief period of training with Juventus, during which he is expected to represent the club in two friendly matches.

Former Belenenses stopper Brandao, 23, was in impressive form with Siena this season in Serie A, and as a result was invited, along with a handful of other players, to join Juventus as they prepare to play two end of season friendly games in North America.

The Bianconeri play the New York Red Bulls at the Red Bull Arena, New Jersey, USA on May 23rd, before travelling to the Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada, to meet fellow Italians Fiorentina two days later. The matches, in addition to a week’s training, will give Brandao the chance to impress the Bianconeri coaching staff and possibly lead to a switch to Turin.

“It’s a great opportunity, although I know nothing is certain,” Brandao said. “Being able to represent Juventus outside the country is fantastic. If they have called me, it is because they have been keeping an eye on me and I want to give everything.

“I am not thinking about (anything permanent). It was only an invitation to represent the club in two matches and I want to give my best. If something follows, I’ll be happy, but for now it’s just speculation.”

By Sean Gillen

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Comments (4)
4 Sunday, 23 May 2010 17:44
andrade got hurt at juventus and tiago is crap so whats your point friday ever heard of the great paulo sousa??? won champions league with juve and was loved.
Sign this guy Rui!
3 Friday, 21 May 2010 23:42
I've been watching this Guy progress and I think Benfica should snatch him up. Luiz will eventually be sold off and we can use some of those funds for the transfer. I don't think he'll get the playing time he needs if he gos to juve. Benfica please intervene!
Good Luck... but
2 Thursday, 20 May 2010 23:40
It's all well and good if he plays for a top team, however Juve has been anti-Portuguese after they sign for the club.. look at Andrade & Tiago I think they maybe have bad blood after what Paulo Sousa did them.

****Transfer market bulletin Portuguese players don't go Juve***
Good luck
1 Thursday, 20 May 2010 18:58
Hope he makes it

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