Dejan Kulusevski (7 Viewers)

zizinho

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Apr 14, 2013
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Hard to say. Zaniolo is obviously more talented but at least Kulusevski has functioning knees.
That's why I ask. Zaniolo is potentially on another level to Kulu imo, but will he be able to stay healthy? It's a gamble I'd be willing to take, we have to take some risks with the current situation
 

TheLaz

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Oct 6, 2011
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That's why I ask. Zaniolo is potentially on another level to Kulu imo, but will he be able to stay healthy? It's a gamble I'd be willing to take, we have to take some risks with the current situation
You're writing Kulu off? The kid is still just 20, and you want him out already? It's his first season here and so many thing are going on...
 

s4tch

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Mar 23, 2015
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I don't want him out. I'm asking if we had a chance to get Zaniolo and it took us him for that, would you do it?
with his injury record, zaniolo can only be a potential icing on an already excellent cake. at the moment we have much more fundamental issues than getting a luxury player.

and i'm a huge fan of zaniolo. if he didn't have those acl injuries, he'd be in the top3 of my wishlist.
 

Dostoevsky

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If not for injuries, speaking about overall quality, Zaniolo is like three levels above Kulu, not even judging this season only. That Zaniolo would be one of the best players on that position. Those injuries aren't as nasty as they were 20yo. But it's still a big risk. A risk I'd probably be willing to take.

Having said that, Kulu is worth giving another shot. I'm pretty sure he'd be a different player under a proper coach. Afterall, he used to be that player.
 

Gigiventus

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Mar 3, 2017
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Yeah Zaniolo Kulusevski swap gets done in a second from Juve's side. Roma wouldn't do that though. They will bet on Zaniolo recovering and finding his level again, then we'll see if he manages it. Fit Zaniolo, for as short as we saw it, is a true phenomenon.

Remember the goal he scored after coming from an acl injury, cutting through players like nothing.
 

Adrian

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Jan 31, 2003
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So some are happy to take a layer who has done his knee twice in recent seasons but a player who has had nagging injuries one season out of 4 or 5 needs to be shown the door. Makes sense.

Id pass on zaniolo. And id persist with kulu for at least another season under the proviso of him having a manager who can help him develop in a role that suits him.
 

s4tch

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Mar 23, 2015
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What was your opinion of kulu before he joined and based on what you saw of him at parma?
i watched plenty of parma matches in the 2nd part of last season just to see kulu. i was convinced (and still am if i'm honest) that kulu is a great talent and worthy of our jersey.

but when you're 20, and you suddenly become the most capped player for juventus (because that's what he is, just like danilo, kulu has 37 appearances), that must be a heavy burden. if it wasn't for dybala's off season, kulu would have played a lot less and we'd probably be much happier with him.

:boh:
 
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i watched plenty of parma matches in the 2nd part of last season just to see kulu. i was convinced (and still am if i'm honest) that kulu is a great talent and worthy of our jersey.

but when you're 20, and you suddenly become the most capped player for juventus (because that's what he is, just like danilo, kulu has 37 appearances), that must be a heavy burden. if it wasn't for dybala's off season, kulu would have played a lot less and we'd probably be much happier with him.

:boh:
20 years old coached by a clueless rookie and played out of position for the most parts of this season. Seriously I wouldn't write off Kulu one bit, he's clearly lacking confidence and understanding no thanks to Pirlo.
 

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