NEWS
Monday June 10 2019
Agent updates on Hysaj and Veretout

Agent Mario Giuffredi confirms four or five clubs want Jordan Veretout, including Napoli, while Atletico Madrid’s offer for Elseid Hysaj is “very low.”

The representative spoke to Radio CRC this afternoon about two of his biggest clients, who are at the centre of transfer gossip this summer.

“As far as I know, Fiorentina have not given the all-clear for Veretout to join Napoli. The problem is they don’t currently have a director of sport, so I don’t know who to communicate with.

“I have no guarantees Vincenzo Montella will remain as Coach, it’s all up in the air after the takeover (by Rocco Commisso).

“There are four or five important clubs who want Veretout, in Italy and abroad. I don’t like to name names, but we’ll see what happens and who steps forward to close the deal.”

Another client of Giuffredi is Napoli and Albania international full-back Hysaj, who has been linked with Atletico Madrid and Juventus, but the initial €18m Colchoneros bid was rejected.

“The Atletico Madrid offer was very low and does not reflect the value of the player. It was under €25m, that’s all I can say. Napoli set the price, not me, but Elseid may well want to try an experience abroad and who can turn down Atletico Madrid?

“The lad confessed this quite openly and did not mean to offend the Napoli fans. The moment has come to try new experiences, it’s not insulting to Napoli or belittling what he’s achieved here.”

Hysaj was mentioned as a Juventus target if Maurizio Sarri takes over in Turin.

“Why shouldn’t Hysaj go to Juve? He’s a professional. I do not accept the use of this word ‘traitor’ in football, they are all professionals and do what they consider right for their careers,” continued the agent.

“Juve are the most important club in Italy and they requested Hysaj two years ago, but he decided to remain at Napoli and hoped to win the Scudetto here.”