He is supposed Patrick Vieira's "Heir Apparent." Mavuba has good all around skills and ability, much like Vieira, however Rio does not have the size of his French compatriot. He should become one of the best defensive mids in the world over the next few years. Mavuba will probably form a nice partnership in midfield with Beniot Pedretti for Les Bleus after the next World Cup.
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We don't need him. If Juve wants to play more attractive footbal, than we mustn't play with 2 DMs any more. So we've got Emerson and Blasi, which is totaly enough for some 4-3-1-2.
Mavuba has better ball skills than Blasi, something that is important if we keep playing this 4-4-2 system because we need two central middies who can do it all: defend and attack. Blasi can only do the former and offers little with the ball.
i think moggi cant afford to neglect any area in the team. we lack something in just about every area.
Emerson is great, Blasi is good at times, but tacchinardi and appiah are far from good these days. So getting someone like this player will be good as he is young and would be good back up for what we have now.
We lossed out on mascherano by the sounds of things and i think it would be stupid to lose out another good prospect.
yes a playmaker is needed, but so are defenders and defensive midfielders as well as forwards, most back ups, but some starting.
we can always buy another DM after emo is out, he still have some years to serve juve,
we dont have to invest now, talents come and go all the time
and since we dont have money we sould take care our problems first