Thus Mario Mandzukic, Bayern and Croatian national team striker, for “Extra Time”:
“In 2012 Juventus wanted me and I was proud of the interest of Juventus because it is a top European club and as a child I admired Buffon: is the best, I liked him for his style and stature. Juventus was interested as well but I think the problem was the price. Then stepped forward Bayern Munchen and for me it was all decided. I also scored against Juventus and to Buffon and I’m proud.”
Mandzukic went in 2012 to Bayern Munchen for € 13 million, slightly more than the amount spent by Marotta, in the same market session, for the redemption of Sebastian Giovinco.