Juventus Make Contact With United Star Over Potential Italy Return

Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon and teammates celebrate after the match.

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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.

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It was claimed by the Italian outlet that after Roma and Napoli, the defending Serie A Champions have also shown interest in landing Darmian.

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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.

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Written by Sidharth Jindal  

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