Matteo Darmian could make a potential return to Italy, as Serie A Champions Juventus have reportedly made contact with the 28-year-old.
The Italian international was brought in by former United boss Louis Van Gaal for €18 million from Torino back in 2015.
However, since then, Darmian’s career has gone downhill, and as a result, he has been regularly linked with a return to his homeland in recent weeks.
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And though a move away from England this month seems to be a long shot, recent report by Calciomercato claim that the defender could still make an early exit from Old Trafford.
It was claimed by the Italian outlet that after Roma and Napoli, the defending Serie A Champions have also shown interest in landing Darmian.
Juve are currently facing major problems in the right-back area, and with Stephan Lichtsteiner moving closer to an exit, the Old Lady is keen on acquiring a renowned defender to fill the role.
And for now, Juventus’ CEO, Beppe Marotta, has shortlisted the Man Utd defender as a potential candidate for the job.
The report mentioned that the Turin-based outfit had “already begun making contact with Darmian’s representatives to understand his situation and get a better sense of where they stand in his mind”.
Darmian has made a total of 79 appearances for the Old Trafford outfit, with 11 of those coming this season. The full-back has also scored once, and produced three assists so far for the Red Devils.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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