Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian is attracting interest from Turin-based club, Juventus. That’s according to Sky Sports News, who say that the Italian giants see our right-back as a direct replacement for Dani Alves, with the Brazilian on his way to Manchester City.
Darmian, 27, started the Europa League final against Ajax for Jose Mourinho – but in the left-back slot as the Italy international has proven his worth due to his versatility.
The report states that another target for Juventus is AS Monaco’s Fabinho, who has actually been quite heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford during this summer.
United’s right-back cost £12.7million from Torino just two summers ago, and although he made a bright start to life at the Theatre of Dreams, his form petered out pretty quickly – and has since found himself in and out of proceedings.
In terms of becoming that reliable defender who’ll play every week, I just don’t see that in him. In my opinion, he’s nothing more than a solid squad player, and if Mourinho can get a decent fee whilst replacing Darmian, it is probably a deal that makes a lot of sense.
If the player wants to leave then you can hardly blame him. He’d be heading back to his home country, playing for by far the biggest side in the Serie A, with the potential to win trophies aplenty every single season.