NEWS
Thursday September 1 2011
Amauri stays to convince Juve

Amauri rejected a summer move because he wants to prove his worth at Juventus, his agent claims.

The striker was made available for transfer by the Turin giants given that he has less than a year to run on his contract.

However, despite interest from numerous clubs, the Brazilian-born attacker has surprisingly remained at Juve.

"He received a lot of diverse offers, but the player really wanted to stay at Juventus," agent Giampiero Pocetta told Radio Mana Mana.

"He wants to prove to the Coach and the club that he can still be of use to the Bianconeri cause."

Parma, Palermo and Marseille were just some of the outfits who made bids for the Italian international over the last few weeks.

"He turned down some really advantageous financial proposals," continued the representative.

"I just ask the fans to support the player, a player who has shown himself to be a serious professional."

It may be hard for Amauri to get his chance given that Juventus have so many attacking options available to them this term.

In attack, they can count on Alex Del Piero, Vincenzo Iaquinta, Mirko Vucinic, Luca Toni, Fabio Quagliarella and Alessandro Matri.

New boy Emanuele Giaccherini can also be used as a second striker.

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