It wasn’t so long ago that Stefano Sturaro’s agent was talking about his client staying at Juventus once the summer transfer window shuts down business at the end of August.
That might still be the case, but it seems as though Juventus aren’t the only club that think there’s a place for Sturaro on their team.
On top of there being ongoing rumors that Sturaro could head back to the club where Juventus originally signed him from, Genoa, there’s a new club being thrown into the mix. A very, very surprising one. That of two Premier League champions ago, Leicester City, who have been linked with a move for Master Sturaro himself, according to Sky Italia and their ace transfer reporter Gianluca Di Marzio.
The Foxes have made an offer to bring Sturaro in on a deal worth €13m. The valuation by his current club is €20m, however. There will be developments as the negotiations progress, but it appears a matter of time until Stefano Sturaro finds a home away from Juventus.
(Source: Gianluca Di Marzio)
Maybe Juventus potentially holding out for €20 million is a little revenge for all of the reports we’ve heard the last couple of weeks that Manchester United wants €20 million for Matteo Darmian or Valencia demands €40 million for Joao Cancelo.
But, can you imagine close to €20 million for Stefano Sturaro.
HOLY CANNOLI €20 MILLION FOR STEFANO STURARO?!?!?!
We can joke all we want about Sturaro’s level of skill — or lack thereof — but this is a little reminiscent of Mario Lemina last summer. A player that is down on the depth chart is wanted by another club, so why not cash in on him as much as you can? It doesn’t matter if Sturaro heads to the Premier League or back to his old stomping grounds at Genoa, when you could possibly get close to €20 million for a player that started all of seven league games last season, something tells me you gotta jump all over that.
I’d be saying the same thing if Stefano Sturaro was named Michelle Barone, too. (But not Claudio Marchisio because that just hits me right in the feels every time I think about him possibly leaving this summer. So many feels.)