Thursday February 1 2018
Agent: ‘Han to Juventus? Maybe later…’

Han Kwang-song’s agent confirms negotiations with Juventus for the striker, and says they’ll discuss with Cagliari “later, with cool heads”.

The Bianconeri held a meeting with the Isolani yesterday to try and do a deal for the youngster, who had been on loan at Perugia.

In the end though an agreement could not be found, and the North Korean forward was called back to Sardinia.

“We sat at a table with Juventus and Cagliari,” Sandro Stemperini confirmed to TuttoJuve.

“[Giuseppe] Marotta, [Juve sporting director] Fabio Paratici, [Cagliari] President [Tommaso] Giulini and the Rossoblu sporting director Giovanni Rossi were there.

“Given it was the last day of the transfer window and there were so many counterparts involved in the proposed deal, the two parties preferred to leave it and, probably, talk about it later with cool heads.

“Han is very happy to return to Cagliari, in the past few months he’s been really happy. We hope he can carve out a nice space for himself with that shirt.

“Giulini is in love with the lad as a footballer, he did everything and he was willing, in the case of an agreement with Juventus, to keep him on loan for a year-and-a-half. That has to be emphasised.

“I can confirm that, apart from the Bianconeri, Napoli were interested but not as much as they [Juve] were.

“Juventus were the only team that seriously tried to get the lad, up until yesterday.”