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South African Defender Set For Juve Exit

South African Defender Set For Juve Exit

By Soccer Laduma - Apr 29, 2018 06:45 PM
South African-born defender, Joel Untersee, is set to leave Juventus for Empoli on a permanent basis after they clinched promotion to the Serie A this weekend.
 
The 24-year-old, who Stuart Baxter is thought to have persuaded to play for Bafana Bafana, joined the Serie B club back in August of last year, with reports stating that it was a loan with an obligation to buy should they win promotion.
 
Now, having played 15 games for the club this season as they went on to win the title, it is expected that he will bring to an end his lengthy spell with the Serie A giants with whom he has been since 2010.
 
According to reports in Italy last year, Empoli will pay around €500,000 (R7.5m) for the Roodepoort-born defender prior to the start of the new campaign as they look to secure their place in the top-flight.
 
Untersee has represented Switzerland at every youth level since U15, but Baxter recently confirmed that he was confident the Vaduz and Brescia man was interested in representing South Africa at senior level.


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katzarobbafana Joined: 14 Nov 2014
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katzarobbafana May 09, 2018 06:34 AM
He needs to work hard becouse frm juve to impoli is a stape backwards
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mabenamusa4 Joined: 10 Jan 2015
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mabenamusa4 May 01, 2018 03:47 PM
He should only come to bafana only if he s sure that he wont get a chance with switzerland coz he will never be in world cup as all of us know the story of bafana
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Michaeltshigama Apr 29, 2018 09:13 PM
He should consider playing for our national team coz we don't wanna see Mathoho n Tyson in our defence coz Rivaldo n Untersee playing together, full stop
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JAWS OF LIFE Joined: 21 Apr 2018
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JAWS OF LIFE Apr 29, 2018 07:50 PM
That can be a g00d m0ve c0z he will c0ntinue getting s0me game time.

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