Wednesday September 25 2019
Benfica end Perin interest

Benfica admit it is “unlikely” they will return for Juventus goalkeeper Mattia Perin in January after his failed medical.

Benfica passed up Perin over the summer after a shoulder problem came up during medical tests, but the Portuguese champions suggested they would wait for the 26-year-old if he made a full recovery.

However, President Luis Filipe Vieira told TVI: “I have to say that I’ve never seen a situation like it.

“We went to Italy, we found an agreement with Juventus, we negotiated with his agaent when we returned to Italy, agreeing a five-year contract with him, and that day, when he was having his medical, something went wrong.

“Honestly, it was bad for us and the player. We all really liked Perin but now, after his physical problems, it’s unlikely we’ll think about him again.”

The former Genoa shot-stopper is currently out of Juve’s first-team plans as he recovers from his injury.

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