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Alex Sandro keen to leave Juventus?

December 5, 2017

Reports from England suggest that Alex Sandro is keen on leaving Juventus next summer with Chelsea being his most likely destination.

The left-back has had a poor season so far, looking a shadow of the player he was last season, which has inevitably led to reports that he wants to leave Turin in June, 2018.

A recent report from TuttoMercatoWeb suggested that there would be no contract extension for the Brazilian as he already has his sights set on a move abroad after the World Cup.

Juventus director Beppe Marotta stated that there were no problems between Juventus and the player, but did confirm that Sandro was dealing with some personal issues of his own:

“In the case of Alex Sandro, he was in full agreement with the idea of remaining with us. His performances are down to his own personal issues that we won’t go into here. We know that we have substitutes up to the task and I’m sure Asamoah will have a good performance tonight.”

A report in today’s Daily Telegraph suggests that the Bianconeri are happy to sell the Brazilian for around £50m as “his relationship with key members of staff at the Serie A giants has broken down and there is a growing acceptance that a move away would be best for all parties.”

Paris Saint-German, Chelsea and Manchester City are all reportedly interested in the 26-year-old and it’s reported that Juventus are already scouting a replacement, having recently sent representatives to watch Porto full-back Alex Telles.

What to make of it all? Not too much for now. There’s almost a whole season of football to be played between now and next summer and plenty can happy in between. Granted, Sandro’s performances have been poor of late, but that could be down to a number of issues. It seems unlikely that he’d be pining for a move away having only recently turned down the chance to leave for the Premier League…..or i could be way off the mark. For now, lets focus on the football…

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  • Dar Black

    I’d say he will be gone by this time next year. London calling….

  • Jack Handey

    Juve have no choice but to sell if his desire to leave is affecting his performance. I can’t think of any replacement as good as Alex Sandro out there, but I trust Juve’s management will find somebody.

  • Mixalis Neskis

    I wrote it in the summer, I will write now as well. I do not see why everyone is so obsesed with this guy. He had a decent half year and a good last one. That is all he showed, if a 60+ offer comes, we should wrap him up and sent him to whichever pays the amount wit a thank you card. My only concern is, what happens with the money from such a deal. Time has shown, they will not be used to stregthen the squad. Anyway, if it was up to me:
    -Sandro & Asamoah out – Spinazola & first team regular LB in (70-45= +35)
    -Lictsteiner out – first team regular RB in – 40
    -Khedira & Sturaro out – Madragora & Can in (+15)
    -Cuadrado & Madzukic & Dybala out – ST (Higis backup, young) & Lozano & Depay (30+20+150-40-40-40=+60)
    -Allegri to Italy , Pochetino or Inzaghi to Juve.
    You make the 4-3 – we will see , the standard formation. You lose nothing in talent and you add tons of excitement and hunger. But that is just me……

    • Dar Black

      Can… Depay. Please god no……

      • Mixalis Neskis

        Can is free….will be a squad player and is a definite improvement over your beloved German in Black and white…so, a good deal! Depay would also be a squad player, one who actually can push the first team starters and/or contribute as a rotation player…. compare him to anyone of the players we currently have and tell me, who can reach double figures in assists and goals from the wings

        • Dar Black

          Depay is a total cock… Did you not witness his last time out with a big club? He did nothing on the pitch, and seemingly all he wanted to do was swank off around Manchester in his black Mercedes pimp mobile. What makes you think he won’t go back to that version of Depay? Leave him alone, he is big ego trouble in the waiting.

          Emere Can is a squad player, you are correct. But he won’t like that, and I can’t see him coming for that unless he has assurances over playing time – which based on his mainly mediocre performances for Liverpool should be very very few indeed.

          We are trying to become European champions here…. Can and Depay are not the players we need to get us over the line.

          • Mixalis Neskis

            Agreed on Depay”s character, but is a gable I would take in a loan to purchase deal for the amount of talent he has. I do not know what assurances someone playing for Liverpool needs in order to switch to Juventus. Even as a sub here, he will be closer to winning anyhting in the near future….! I pick up the players who I thought had at least a chance of wearing the black and white. Are there better players out there? Hell yes, but given our spending policy and the competitiion from the premier league. I am more of on Benitez side when it comes to alocating mz funds.I prefer having 3 very strong players than one world class and 2 decent ones. On the same wave, if we are to get M. Savic for 100m and that means having MDS as RB and Sturaro his back up, then sorry but no. Better get Can for free or give Madragora his chance and bring in a worthy RB to fortify the side instead.

  • Mixalis Neskis

    Sorry mate, too excited of the prospect….but even the worst case scenario, where we get 60 and spend 50 for a new LB, is a catch . Actualy, since we now have real wingers, I would prefer a more defensive full back on both sides, they will have to overlap and cross, but nothing too fancy, I want them to be beasts at the back…..

    • Xx RForcE xX

      who would you go for?i dont see many options, Sandro is simply the best option we have.Ghoulam just signed new deal with napoli losers.

      • Mixalis Neskis

        Alex Telles as first choice and if you feel like risking, Alejadro Grimaldo. If they get Telles, noone will tell the difference, heck they even have the same first name. Good going forward, fast, decent defensive ability that can only get better when introduced to the italian style of play….

        • Niko Belic

          I have read about interest for Valencia’s Jose Luis Gaya as well. Frankly, I’d fancy him or Grimaldo a lot more than Telles. Don’t be mistaken by the nationality or first name, Telles is nothing like Sandro. He was an absolute disaster for Inter 2 seasons ago, they didn’t keep him after that. Nothing in his form for Porto indicates he has improved massively since.

          And what worries me most is that he’s something of a hot-head who is prone to fight and getting red cards. Couldn’t be more different from Alex Sandro, who is usually composed and measured in his interventions.

          • Mixalis Neskis

            I agree on the Spaniards with the side note that they are completely untested on this level and it does not make any sense to bring them in, just to let them sit on the bank until they “mature”. What do you think of Dany Rose? He is a great LB and wants to leave Spurs. 27, fast and with 3-4 full years of football in the top level. He will not come in on cheap, but he deserves every penny…..

          • Dar Black

            Danny Rose would be a very good choice. We can give him a big pay rise over what he gets at Spurs.

  • Niko Belic

    Fed up with those Sandro stories. While I love the player, the transfer rumours seem to have dented his morale and he’s not been as good as usual this season.

    Time to sell him for a big sum and get Gaya or Grimaldo (Telles on the other hand is a disaster, Brazilian isn’t automatically synonymous with great wing backs).