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I want to fight for my place in Juventus – Boakye

Published on: 23 May 2014
Richmond Boakye-Yiadom

Richmond Boakye-Yiadom has underlined his determination to stay in Juventus and fight for his place in striking department next this season.

The striker has vowed to prove his worth to manager Antonio Conte to win regular selection.

“I want to stay and fight for my place. Another loan proposition would not be rejected by me if it comes with guarantees of playing time but my focus is on staying in Turin to fight for a place in the Juventus line-up,” he told

“Elche did not go the way I would have loved but, I gained extra experience and scored key goals in key matches, enough signal of my maturity for striking at the top level.

“I have the hunger and the desire to succeed at the highest level and Juventus know that. I would ask my agent to signal my intention to stay at club throughout next season to the champions [Juventus].”

Boakye scored seven goals – mostly key goals in key matches – on loan at Elche but has since lost his place in the Black Stars.

There are rumours the striker will be loaned to Borussia Dortmund, Villarreal or Lyon for the upcoming season.

It is clear, however, that player’s intention is to stay in Turin to compete with the likes of Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente for regular selection.


This article has 4 comment(s), give your comment
  • Mohammed says:
    May 23, 2014 01:10 pm
    I love this guy! He is the future of Ghana football, in striking. He seems disciplined, focused and very talented. Am shocked he is not going to Brazil!!!
  • kwadman says:
    May 23, 2014 03:17 pm
    Boakye the sooner you leave italy the better it would be for you , they have no room for you in their forward line up. Conte barely rotates players , he already has 5 forwards and you won't see the light of day , from the bench.
  • asem5five says:
    May 23, 2014 07:29 pm
    what justification again. if you ask me i would say boakye was given the maximum chances to prove himself among the young players who have called up by akwasi appiah. he let his chances slip by so he cannot blame anyone.
  • sabato says:
    May 23, 2014 06:29 pm
    RBY shd hav bn calld to justify his inclusion. in de stars set up.He is a quality striker .He has a beta record in serie B dan asamoah gyan. in 2 seasons he scored 25 goals compared to gyan's 16. Gyan played at de 2006 WC as a serie B player and was Ghana's lead striker. RBY is playing in de LA LIGA. Every Ghanaian STRIKER shd b given equal opportunity to shine .