Over the weekend, Tuttosport claimed that Claudio Ranieri had asked Fulham for offensive reinforcements, among which was Juventus’ Marko Pjaca, currently on loan at Fiorentina.
Struggling with La Viola, the Croatian has seen his game time reduced over the past few months, starting just two games since November 9th, and failing to have any meaningful impact since a 3-0 win against SPAL in September, where he picked up a goal and an assist.
Tuttosport stated Fulham were ‘ready to invest €15-20m’ in the winger, and it appears they’ve now made a move in that direction.
According to Gazzetta dello Sport, Fabio Paratici, the man in charge of transfers at Juventus, met Fali Ramadani (Fiorentina’s intermediary of choice) on Monday to discuss his loanee’s situation, and it isn’t ideal news for the Cottagers.
Pjaca’s first option would be to stay with his current side to try and break back into the first team, which is also the club’s desire, yet there is also ‘an offer from Fulham’, which we’re guessing is making the Serie A champions think things over.
No amount is revealed, but if it’s anywhere near the €20m range, as Tuttosport suggested, it would be an ideal opportunity for Juventus to recoup most of their original expenditure (around £21m) from 2016.
Another meeting is expected to take place ‘this week’ between both Juventus and Fiorentina to further discuss the matter.