President Andrea Agnelli has admitted that it would be a lie to say Juventus didn’t entertain the thought about bringing Pep Guardiola to the Allianz Stadium.
The former Barcelona man has been linked with a move to the Old Lady after the current season but the Bianconeri patron has hinted that the City tactician will stay “where he is”.
“It would be a heresy to say that nobody thinks of Guardiola,” Agnelli told Radio24. “Right now, he is extremely happy where he is. If I’m happy where I am, it’s unlikely that I would leave.”
After a turbulent week for the Catalans, who are preparing for their first leg in the round of 16 against Napoli in the Champions League tonight, rumours appeared that Lionel Messi could be looking for a way out.
A clause in his deal means that he could leave on a free transfer this summer and Agnelli has said it would help Serie A globally.
“It should be a stimulus. The five top teams are Milan, Inter, Juventus, Roma and Napoli, if all of them had a champion of Messi’s calibre it would be better for everyone.
“We have no problems within our own borders, the problem is abroad. Watching a match abroad seems like the way of the Cross.”
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