Hector Moreno knows his move to AS Roma is a big deal for him, his club, and his country. “I know what people expect from me, and the people in Italy will look back at Mexico as a place to find good players if I do well,” Moreno told ProSoccerTalk ahead of the club’s second Stateside match of the International Champions Cup, Tuesday versus Tottenham Hotspur at Red Bull Arena. “Football in Mexico is lived with so much passion.
If this transfer is anywhere as successful as Juventus’ capture of Roberto Baggio from Fiorentina, the Old Lady’s run of scudetti could reach double digits. Juventus announced the $46 million purchase of Federico Bernadeschi from La Viola on Monday, snaring the U-21 star at the same age they purchased Baggio in 1990. Bernadeschi, 23, broke out for 11 Serie A goals last season for Fiorentina, adding two in the UEFA Europa League. He scored his first senior goal for Italy earlier this summer in a World Cup qualifier against Liechtenstein. It’s another big add for Juve, which has Douglas Costa on loan from Bayern Munich and made Mehdi Benatia’s loan a permanent buy. It’s another big blow for Fiorentina,
Denials from Barcelona are doing little to halt the fervor that Brazil star Neymar could be joining Paris Saint-Germain in a transfer that more than doubles the world record. Neymar is still playing for Barcelona, warming up for the new season by scoring twice against Juventus in a friendly on Saturday. The Barcelona coach and president have been more willing to speak, and both are adamant the mercurial forward is staying put.