As the Italian press continues to report Juventus’ advances in negotiations for Matteo Darmian, Calcio Mercato brings quite an interesting update this Thursday.
According to the website, the Manchester United player is on top of Juventus’ list of fullback targets for the summer, and things look pretty positive now.
They claim that Juve had already tried to sign the 28-year-old in the January window, but two factors stoped the deal: Manchester United wanted a replacement first, and Stephan Lichtsteiner decided to stay until the end of the season.
However, the Italian side continued in ‘continued contact’ with Darmian’s entourage, and now that they’ve finally reached a personal agreement, it’s time to negotiate with Manchester United.
Direct contacts have been initiated with the Premier League club, and Darmian is said to be ‘determined’ to get his transfer.
The player is convinced to ‘relaunch’ his career in Italy, and considering the confidence shown in Calcio Mercato’s story, the Red Devils are unlikely to stop him from leaving.
The only thing missing in the story is how much Juve will have to pay to take Darmian from Manchester United. The only argument they have is that since his contract expires in 2019, the demand shouldn’t be very high.
And considering that José Mourinho doesn’t seem to be Darmian’s biggest fan, that sounds true.