Friday August 11 2017
‘Juve needed Pjaca in CL Final’

Marko Pjaca’s agent claims Juventus missed the winger “so much” in the Champions League Final and have “never” thought about letting him go.

Reports on Wednesday suggested Pjaca had partially returned to training after a season ravaged by injuries, and Marko Naletilic believes the Croat has what it takes to be like a new signing for Juve in 2017-18.

“Pjaca’s recovery is going well, there have been no nasty surprises,” he told Radio VS.

“He’ll be able to train fully with the group shortly. There are no complications.

“Marko was missed so much in the Champions League Final, he would’ve offered psychological security on the bench.

“Juve fans haven’t seen the real Pjaca yet. He has crazy potential and could be [Juve’s] big signing for next season.

“He feels so much faith from the Coach and that everyone believes in him.

“Marko doesn’t fear the competition, but he’s happy that the squad has been added to with top players because it also makes him train better.

“He’s destined [to succeed]. He’s also a player that can play in two or three roles, he can also play as a second striker or a roaming forward.

“He chose Juve when he could’ve chosen other teams that offered him more money and chances to play.

“Have Juve thought about loaning Pjaca? No, never. I called them once to clarify certain bits of information, Fiorentina’s interest.

“Teams from abroad have also called me, but [Juve] didn’t want me to talk to them.

“Can he be excluded from the Champions League list until January? I don’t know, it’ll depend on his physical situation.

“All decisions made by the club will be related to his physical condition, but I don’t see many problems on that front.

“If he’s in a state to help the team, he won’t be excluded. If he isn’t, he won’t miss out on anything because he wouldn’t be ready in any case.”