Stefano Sturaro’s agent has confirmed that his client is joining Sporting Lisbon for the upcoming 2018/19 season.
The midfielder is deemed surplus to requirements this summer, and as such, has been linked with a host of clubs across Europe.
Talks with Watford were thought to be at an advanced stage, however it was revealed the two clubs were unable to reach an agreement on the loan deal.
Sporting Lisbon have reportedly been monitoring the situation from the sidelines and it’s now confirmed that Sturaro will be joining them soon.
“Stefano’s going to Lisbon this morning. It’s a dry loan,” Carlo Volpi told Tuttojuve.
“It’s true that we negotiated with Watford, as well as other English clubs, who looked at him, as did other Italian clubs. It was nice to see him so appreciated.
“After almost four years at Juventus, he needed to grow further as a player and playing means everything for someone like him.
“Confidence on the pitch allows you to be sure of yourself. His decision to go abroad was also one of growth for him as a man.
“It could’ve been England, Spain or Portugal. But he chose Sporting. Certainly Ronaldo’s words about Sporting and Portuguese football were crucial.”