Friday July 5 2019
Mandragora dreams of Juve return

Udinese midfielder Rolando Mandragora is taking little notice of his €20m price tag and confirms returning to Juventus is ‘a primary objective’.

Udinese splashed out a club-record €20m to bring in Mandragora last summer, although Juve can buy the Italy Under-21 internaitonal back at a later date.

“I work every day to be an important player,” he told Corriere del Mezzogiorno.

“Right now, all my attention is focused on Udinese, who paid so much to sign me.

“After that, it’s normal that returning to one of the most important clubs in the world is a primary objective of mine.

“Juve operate on a culture of hard work and, even though I’ve never worked under him, I know their Coach is a connoisseur of daily work and that he works meticulously. I therefore believe he’ll do well.

“I’ve honestly thought about my price tag very little. It’s an agreement between clubs that us players have little interest in.

“I arrived focused and eager to work and prove my worth on the field.”

The 21-year-old was born in Naples, and he was asked whether the Partenopei had ever interested him.

“Like I said, when a top team move for you it can only be an honour. If Napoli had come in for me, I’d have been honoured.”

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