It's the middle of the international break, so of course things are going to be a little, um, slow around the world of Juventus and calcio in general. Unless you care about how many laps Simone Padoin ran during conditioning drills at training the other day, then there aren't many updates to be had until all of the players return from their respective national team duties.
But then you see something like this...
In an interview with 'Tuttosport', the Real Madrid defender, Marcelo Vieira, dropped hints that one day he'd like to play for the 'Vecchia Signora': "Clearly not now, but in the future I'd like to wear the Juventus shirt"
...and you wonder, "Hey, what the heck is going on here?" or something like that. Well, it's a direct quote from the player himself, so it's not like we're just sitting around and throwing darts at a board full of pictures saying a certain Italian paper will link Player X to Juventus come the beginning of the next transfer window. (Get ready! January is less than three months away, people!)
To be fair, I'd also like to wear a Juventus shirt in the future. And no, not one that I've just spent money on.
But I digress.
Could Marcelo be a player Juventus would be interested in signing? Well, sure. It's not like there haven't been rumors of interest between the club and the player over the last year or two. That, of course, was before Juventus ended up signing former Manchester United left back Patrice Evra. As we can clearly see, there's interest from the player, so it's only a matter of time before the next round of Marcelo-to-Juve rumors pop up in the press.
I mean, think of it this way: One left back is 33 years old, the other one is currently 26. I think we can guess which one is which.
But hey, if there ever was a "I'm more than just open to come to Turin one day, folks!" kind of hint that's dropped in the press, you can't get any more clear than what Marcelo is saying. Not that it's a bad thing. Just don't think about how Brazil's defense did at the World Cup. (Yeah, not so good.) Just think, though, #MarceloFro could become part of our collective Twitter lexicon for years to come. Ah, what could be...
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