Jose Mourinho has given Manchester United the go-ahead to sanction a deal that’ll see Matteo Darmian move to Juventus.
That’s according to Corriere dello Sport, translated by Red Mancunian. The report adds that Darmian will be Juve’s first defensive signing of the summer, with the Turin-based club eyeing several reinforcements in that area of the field.
In terms of finances, the deal is to be worth around £10.4million (€12m) with Darmian set to move back to his homeland, Italy.
After just three Premier League starts this season, I feel as though the time is right for the former Torino defender to move on. He’s clearly quite far down the pecking order at Old Trafford and that doesn’t look like changing any time soon.
When Darmian first moved to United, I thought that we’d solved our right-back problems, but, rather oddly he’s gotten worse over time. Ironically, it was a game against Arsenal at The Emirates where it all changed; after Alexis Sanchez absolutely tore him in a new one in a 3-0 victory.
The fact that Juventus want him tells you everything you need to know about the calibre of footballer he is. Hopefully, the deal will go through before the World Cup, but we’ll just have to wait and see.