Wednesday June 6 2018
Agent: ‘Juventus appreciate Sturaro’

Stefano Sturaro’s agent believes his client will “carve out his place” at Juventus next season, and calls a move to Lazio “improbable”.

The midfielder made only seven Serie A starts this season, and with Emre Can arriving to further increase the midfield competition it’s expected that he’ll move on in the summer.

“Every offer for Sturaro in recent years has been rejected by Juventus,” Carlo Volpi pointed out on RMC Sport.

“The lad is very much in consideration and appreciated from a moral point of view, the men in the group are important for them.

“I think that after the farewell to captain [Gigi] Buffon, the directors want to create a new solid core to pull the team forward.

“There are very strong players, from [Sami] Khedira, a current world champion, to [Miralem] Panic through [Blaise] Matuidi and [Claudio] Marchisio. But there’s Sturaro too.

“Thanks to his versatility he’ll carve out his place. He never gives up, not even in training, and Juventus like that.

“He’s a pretty good goalkeeper too, so I’m disappointed that [Mattia] Perin has arrived!

“If Sergej Milinkovic-Savic signs? When good players come it’s never bad news. Of course competition would increase further, but he’ll always fight for his place.”

Some have suggested though, that Sturaro could be included in a deal to get the Lazio man…

“In Italy I have great relations with Lazio, Genoa and Atalanta, but right now that scenario seems unlikely.”

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