Tuesday June 12 2012
Quagliarella ‘welcomes’ Van Persie

Fabio Quagliarella insists that he would have no issue with Juventus making Robin Van Persie the highest paid player at the club.

The Dutchman is a target for the Old Lady and reports suggest they could try to tempt the Arsenal man to Turin with a €7.5m annual salary.

“It’s ridiculous to claim that there could be any kind of jealousy within the ranks,” Quagliarella told Sky Sport Italia.

“If a great player like Van Persie arrives then it is normal that he is given the right contract. In a compact squad like ours, these things don’t affect us at all.”

Juventus are looking to touch up their squad given that they will return to Europe’s top table next term after Scudetto success.

“The season will be a lot harder with the Champions League to play for,” he added. “We need to do well at distributing our energy in the right way.

“The club are putting together the right sort of squad to face all of the competitions and our directors know how we need to face these great stages.”

Quagliarella was also asked about former Udinese teammate Antonio Di Natale after he scored for Italy in their 1-1 draw with Spain on Sunday.

“Di Natale has proved to be our best forward for the last four or five years,” he added. “I think he should be a starter, but obviously that will be up to Italy Coach Cesare Prandelli to decide.”