Marotta Fails To Deny Sanchez Move
Juventus general manager Beppe Marotta has refused to rule out a move for Barcelona forward Alexis Sanchez in the summer. The former Udinese man has endured an inconsistent spell at the Spanish club since moving just over two years ago for £ 35 million. The Chilean striker is thought to be keen on returning back to Italian football in order to rediscover his form. He had his best spell when he was with Udinese. There have been consistent rumours linking him with a return to Italy with Juventus being one of the clubs interested in him.
Sanchez has been one of the better players for Barcelona this season, as he has been able to score a remarkable 21 goals and create a further 15 in the 54 matches that he has played this season. He has been a regular first-team player for Barcelona, but it is thought that he would like a return to Italy in order to improve his career even more. There have been reports that Juventus are ready to pay as much as £ 16 million for the player. This would represent a significant loss for the Catalan club, but one that they would take in order to sign new players themselves.
Marotta’s failure to rule out a move hints that a possible deal could be completed in the summer.
“Sanchez is a great player and every top club would like him, so clearly Juventus would also love to have him. We must take into account he is also a very expensive player and it must also be seen what he wants. Juve are always linked with a lot of players. At the moment, we are waiting to define the situation with the coach, then we will try to look for flexible players,” said Marotta in a recent interview.