You can make of the Alex Sandro rumors what you want. It wasn’t long ago where the English media was convinced he was heading to Chelsea — which has seemingly cooled down more and more as the days have gone on. There has been rumored interest from other clubs, namely Paris Saint-Germain, which is pretty much to be expected.
However, one thing still remains.
Alex Sandro is still a Juventus player.
And, according to the Corriere dello Sport on Saturday, Sandro could very well see a few more years and a nice little raise added onto the first deal he signed with the club two summers ago.
The CDS is reporting that Juventus are ready to offer Mr. Sandro a contract extension that would see him become one of the club’s highest paid players, earning an annual salary of €5 million a season. It would also mean Sandro’s contract with the club would be extended until 2022, meaning he would have one of the longest-running contracts of any current Juventus player on the books.
I’m pretty sure which option I want to see happen.
Sandro has been one of Chelsea’s biggest targets so far this summer. And with Sandro’s emergence as one of the best at his position in the world, it’s obvious that he’s going to attract attention from some of the richest clubs there are. However, even with Chelsea’s bid reportedly pushing €60 million or even €70 million, Juve director general Beppe Marotta has said that the club has no intention to sell Sandro this summer.
And trying to lock him down for another couple of years and giving him a nice raise on top of that is a clear indication of that. (it’s also a way to convince him to stay, obviously, so feel free to accept it, Alex.)