Failing to impress or integrate oneself at a new club can turn out to be similar to being kept captive; no on-pitch action which leads to lesser clubs wanting their services.
However, in the case of Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian, that’s far from the actual case, as European giants Juventus seem to be keen on awarding him a return to Italy.
The out-of-favour full-back no long seems to have a prospect of securing a rigid position in the Old Trafford lineups anymore, and thus, has been linked with various moves, particularly back to Italy, in the recent past.
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And last season’s Champions League runners-up are the latest customers, who, according to The Sun, have tabled a loan deal with an obligation to buy at the end of the tenure.
Further, the deal seems to be around 12 months commencing from the end of the season, and is a direct result of Stephan Lichtsteiner and Kwadwo Asamoah’s confirmed departure in the summer.
Unfortunately, the Red Devils are reportedly not convinced by the Bianconeri’s opening loan bid, which is said to contain a £19.3 million transfer fee at the end of the loan spell. Instead, the Red Devils would prefer a direct £26.5 million sale.
Meanwhile, Darmian is familiar with Juve boss Massimiliano Allegri from his brief spell under the gaffer back at AC Milan. Though it’d be far-fetched to conclude the 28-year-old would opt to make the switch solely due to his former boss, it could certainly be a key factor.
Moreover, with limited first-team minutes under Jose Mourinho, a move back home could prove to be crucial to save the defender’s stagnant career.
Written by Ashish Sreejith
Have had two addictions in life- playing football and watching football. Usually described as introverted but not when it comes to speaking and writing about the beautiful game of football.