The chronicles of Juventus possibly signing Milan fullback Mattia De Sciglio are nothing new. The last few transfer windows arrive and he’s been one of the many names linked with a move to Turin, going from the San Siro to Juventus Stadium. Nothing really new to see in that respect.
But what does seem to be new is that fact that the 24-year-old De Sciglio looks to be leaving Milan more than ever before.
According to Sky Sports Italia, De Sciglio and his representatives held a meeting with Milan’s front office on Tuesday and there was basically one message coming out of the mini-summit: There’s no development on a new contract. And that likely means De Sciglio, whose current contract expires two summers from now in 2018, is heading out the door in a matter of months when the upcoming transfer window opens up once more.
More, courtesy of Gianluca Di Marzio:
Today there was an hour long meeting at Casa Milan between the player, his agents Orgnoni and Branchini and the club's management- since it emerged that there's no ongoing negotiation to extend his contract, which expires in 2018, it's likely that he'll be sold this summer.
It makes total sense that De Sciglio doesn’t want to go into next season where he’s in the final year of his contract and there’s no kind of resolution in sight.
That means he will leave and find a new club. Leave it to Juventus to immediately emerge as one of the favorites — if not THE favorite — to sign him this summer.
The dots can be connected as to why Juventus would want to try and acquire a player like De Sciglio. When did he first burst onto the scene? When Max Allegri was Milan’s manager a few years back. Does Juventus need some more depth at fullback? Yeah, probably. Would adding De Sciglio, despite his injury past, give Juve a relatively young option to both left back and right back? Most definitely.
But Juventus reportedly being interested in De Sciglio isn’t a surprise. That’s mainly because it seems like he’s been linked with a move to Turin ever since Allegri first arrived. (Okay, maybe not that far back, but it seems like it sometimes.)