Jakarta – Persija Jakarta continues to make a buzz in the transfer market ahead of League 1 2020. Tigers Kemayoran get a number of quality players. Starting from Otavio Dutra, Evan Dimas to the last Marco Motta.
Last name in the public spotlight. The reason Motta is known as a former Juventus player. Motta was contracted by Juventus from 2010 to 2015.
The man who is now 33 years old will be contracted by Persija Jakarta for two seasons with an extension option. The certainty was conveyed by Persija boss Ferry Paulus on Monday (1/13/2020).
"Marco Motta signed a contract with us a few days ago. However, he certainly cannot be present at this time, "Ferry Paulus said when met at Mes Persija, Monday (1/13/2020).
At Persija, Motta is unlikely to play in his original right-back position. At right-back, Persija already has Ismed Sofyan. Motta could be shifted as a central defender. Moreover he has a big tall posture, 186 cm.
Motta is an alumni of the Atalanta academy. He strengthened the Atalanta team for four seasons. Motta is one generation with Riccardo Montolivo and Giampaolo Pazzini.
Atalanta gave Motta the chance to debut in Serie A on January 9, 2005. Because Atalanta was relegated, Motta was sold to Udinese in the summer of 2005.
Together with Udinese, Motta played for four seasons. Because it appeared promising, AS Roma then bought Motta in 2009 with joint ownership status.
In Rome, Motta's career skyrocketed so that Juventus were interested in signing him a year later. Juventus recruited him from Udinese. Roma lost Motta's right to lose in a blind auction with Udinese.
Juventus initially borrowed Motta for a season with a permanent ownership option. Because it looks good, Motta is sweetened.
Bad luck for Motta, so his career was destroyed apart. The inclusion of Antonio Conte as the new coach of Juventus makes Motta unused. Motta couldn't compete with Stephan Lichtsteiner.
Since then Motta's career has vacillated. Juventus loaned them three different clubs, Catania, Bologna and Genoa. Motta was later sold permanently to Watford.
In England, Motta was also not successful. Besides Watford, Motta had a chance to play at Charlton Athletic. Motta then moved to Spain with Almeria in 2017.
Motta then tried his luck to Cyprus with Omonia in the summer of 2018. Again, Motta was unsuccessful. He only played eight times and chose to leave in June 2019. After being unemployed for six months, Motta is now recruited by Persija. .