The sports magazine, which has been established in Italy for over one hundred years, also commented on how most of Europe’s top sides have got weaker of the course of the summer and praised Juventus for doing so well financially in all of their deals, including the imminent departure of Arturo Vidal to Bayern Munich
Ogbonna was well received in England, so the comments from the Italian magazine are completely out of the blue. However, it is unlikely to change Hammers fans’ mind on what looks to be a positive signing for the club.
Will Ogbonna be a good signing for West Ham?
Last season, Ogbonna made 30 appearances for Juventus in all competitions, but was left on the bench in all three of their cup finals – Champions League, Supercoppa Italiana and Coppa Italia.
It’s safe to say he wasn’t the most important member of Massimiliano Allegri’s side and that is shown in the bargain £7.69 million it took for the East London club to get the green light for his signature.
Nevertheless, before joining Juventus, he was arguably the key man in a very good Torino side and finished the 2012-2013 season as their captain.
For the price West Ham have paid, it is definitely a gamble worth taking in their position as he has been a member of a side that has dominated Italian football for a long period of time.