Lippi set to offload uncontrollable Davids to Roma

Discussion in 'Juventus' started by ruudboy, Aug 1, 2002.

  1. ruudboy

    ruudboy New Member

    Jul 6, 2000
    Web story:,37741,Transfers?Allan)

    After the bad brawl he had on the pitch and in the dressing-rooms with AC Milan player Cosmin Contra, during yesterday's TIM Trophy (in which FC Internazionale also participated), Juventus seem even more interested in accepting AS Roma offers for Dutch midfielder Edgar Davids. The umpteenth brawl that saw him as the protagonist in fact suggested that the Juventus management want to sell him to avoid tranquillity difficulties with his teammates. According to rumours Marcello Lippi has already chosen a possible substitute for Davids: Parma's French midfielder Sabri Lamouchi, who would cost around €7 million. After the doping suspension Davids has frequently exhibited this type of uncontrolled behaviour: yesterday was only a friendly, but he was still given a red card. During the championship Lippi wants to count on a player who does not have these type of problems that risk lengthy suspensions.
  2. Mario

    Mario New Member

    Mar 11, 2000
    San Salvador, El Sal
    Roma Eye Davids For 2003
    Roma president Franco Sensi says he is no longer interested in signing Edgar Davids for this season, but says the club may move for him next summer.

    Coach Fabio Capello has made it clear that he desperately wants the Dutchman on board, but Sensi said: "I don't want Davids (this summer). You shouldn't forget that he only has another year on his contract with Juventus."
  3. Dante

    Dante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Nov 19, 1998
    Upstate NY
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Besides Roma, Arsenal were very interested in the Dutchman and might be willing to pick him up.

    Hopefully we can offload him and with that money put it towards Nesta :D
  4. BrianCappellieri

    BrianCappellieri Red Card

    Feb 11, 2002
    You want him to leave? I thought he was your favorite player.
  5. ruudboy

    ruudboy New Member

    Jul 6, 2000
    I don't want him to leave, especially not to Roma, if anything, since it is likely he will be sold, I hope he goes to the Gunners, it would be great to see him battle MAN u and Liverpoo.
  6. prk166

    prk166 BigSoccer Supporter

    Aug 8, 2000
    Med City
    Ya, arse may still end up needing someone to replace Vierra, especially once they finish 4th this year, Wenger resigns, and the exodus begins! *smirk*
  7. ruudboy

    ruudboy New Member

    Jul 6, 2000
    Hahhahahaa, that's funny, but we know it could be reality, but i hope not!
  8. bestianera

    bestianera New Member

    May 21, 2001
    Juventus is more likely to handle this issue successfully than Inter dealing with the Ronaldo's "about face"... class ain't water

    bottom line: Davids accepts another destination or Roma overpays; third option,the dutchman remains in Lippi's doghuse until he behaves like a professional on and off the pitch
  9. Mario

    Mario New Member

    Mar 11, 2000
    San Salvador, El Sal
    it is too much ask you to clarify please?
  10. ruudboy

    ruudboy New Member

    Jul 6, 2000
    Davids given Juve backing
    Posted 5.8.2002 by Alex, from Football Italia:

    (Web story:,88906,General?Alex)

    Marcello Lippi has defended midfielder Edgar Davids over the red card he received against Milan last week.

    The Dutchman was dismissed after he brawled with Rossoneri star Cosmin Contra, which led to speculation that Davids would be sold after his latest discipline problem.

    However, boss Lippi has moved to hose down the situation by backing his midfield dynamo.

    "The Milan player has publicly apologised for his actions," said Lippi. "This demonstrates who was more responsible for the incident."

    Davids’ future at the Delle Alpi has been in doubt all summer after Roma expressed a desire to sign the star but failed to meet Juve’s asking price.

    Latest reports suggest that should the former Ajax man leave Turin then it would only be for a foreign destination.

    Meanwhile, Lippi says he is content with his squad’s pre-season training despite finishing last in the three team tournament last week behind Inter and Milan.

    "We played against teams that had started the season before us and therefore were in better shape than us," he added.

    "At this time we are just verifying tactics. The important aspect is to find some decent form when we play games that really matter."
  11. ruudboy

    ruudboy New Member

    Jul 6, 2000
    Juve would be stupid to sell the Pitbull to Roma, he would most definetly bite them in the ass.

    Remember when Milan sold Davids to Juve, look at all the damage he wrecks on that team.
  12. Doctor Stamen

    Doctor Stamen New Member

    Nov 14, 2001
    In a bag with a cat.
    They can offload Davids to Blackburn if they want. I daresay Souness will keep him in line :).
  13. BrianCappellieri

    BrianCappellieri Red Card

    Feb 11, 2002
    Contra Handed Three-Match Ban, Davids Gets Two

    Cosmin Contra and Edgar Davids have both been banned after their ugly spat in the recent friendly between Milan and Juventus...


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