Stefano Sturaro’s Sporting CP adventure could be over before it even begins with a January return to Juventus.
The 25-year-old midfielder moved on loan in August, but struggled with muscular problems and is still waiting to make his first appearance of the season.
According to Portuguese paper A Bola, Sporting are ready to give up on Sturaro and interrupt the one-year loan early.
He did arrive carrying a knock and is still regularly flying to Italy for treatment.
If Sporting were to keep Sturaro, it’s likely Juventus will pay for him to stay in Portugal, at least for the moment.