Seeing as Sassuolo has been chasing after Marco Storari for weeks, we shouldn't be all that surprised that they still want to bring in the veteran goalkeeper to be their starter. And it's no surprise that Juventus seem perfectly content to keep Storari right where he is while they hunt for a potential replacement if Juve's No. 2 keeper were to take over as Sassuolo's starter in goal before the transfer window slammed shut.
Ah, what fun the potential goalkeeper roundabout may be.
For the time being, though, Sassulo ain't giving up the good fight. Nope, not by a long shot.
Juventus and Sassuolo can still be protagonists of the transfer market. Marco Storari awaits, there could be some developments. The entourage of the player is expected to meet Juventus management to define the situation of the goalkeeper. Sassuolo, which are looking for a Pegolo's replacement, keep insisting for Storari, but Juventus don't want to let him to. However, in order to keep him, they'll have to extend his contract, which expires in 2015. Sassuolo offered Storari a two-year contract with an optional third year: a longer project, where he would be a key element.
(Source: Gianluca Di Marzio)
Obviously if Juventus get word that Storari is indeed favoring a move to Sassuolo, then the hunt for new backup to Gigi Buffon will be stepped up before next weekend's season opener against Chievo. But as far as we know, outside of a report from Di Marzio on Aug. 12 that Storari has agreed to personal terms with Sassuolo, there isn't much of a desire for the two parties to go their separate ways.
Maybe Storari, who turns 38 years old in early January, has the desire to be a starter for one last time before his career comes to a close. Maybe he's still perfectly happy being the backup to the G.O.A.T on the best team in Italy. It's one of those things where outside of a few reports here and there lately that we just assume is status quo and Juve don't want to let go of their top quality backup goalkeeper at this point.
Let the waiting game — if there actually is one — continue. It's so fun, isn't it? (Don't answer that.)
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