Friday June 14 2019
Matthaus: James could join Juve

Ex-Bayern Munich and Inter star Lothar Matthaus ‘sees’ James Rodriguez at Juventus and claims Cristiano Ronaldo wants him in Turin.

Napoli have been the Italian side most linked with James, who is available for transfer after Bayern passed up their option to buy him.

However, Matthaus told AS: “James and I had a chat two weeks ago, during Bayern Munich’s title celebrations.

“I see him at Juventus. He’s very close to Ronaldo and he told me he was in contact with him.

“Cristiano said he would like him at Juventus. I can understand why: James can give Ronaldo many assists. Both of them would shine.”

The pair played together at Real Madrid between 2014 and 2017, winning a Spanish title and two Champions Leagues.

Juve have yet to make any market moves, although that could soon change as Maurizio Sarri is set to be confirmed as their new Coach.

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