A handful of times we’ve heard reports about a big-money club coming Beppe Marotta’s way with an offer worth a rather large summer to try and pry Alex Sandro away from Juventus. And every time Juventus have reportedly had one of those substantial offer for their 27-year-old Brazilian left back, it’s been the same kind of answer.
Thanks, but no thanks.
That was once again the case on Tuesday.
According to reports from both Gianluca Di Marzio of Sky Sport Italia and La Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus have once again rejected an approach from Paris Saint-Germain to try and sign Alex Sandro this summer. As the Gazzetta points out, PSG’s latest bid for Sandro is upwards of €60 million. But, just like every time before, Juventus has put the kibosh on any kind of move that would see Sandro head out with just days remaining in the summer transfer window.
(By the way, did you hear PSG signed Gigi Buffon this summer? Crazy, I know, right?)
Transfer rumors have been a constant surrounding Sandro for the better part of the last couple of summers. It’s nothing new, and the possibility that some crazy offer was going to come along that would be too good to pass up has always been there. The good thing is, that wild and massively lucrative offer hasn’t arrived for Juventus despite the fact this latest one from PSG is reportedly €60 million.
It’s worth noting to that as this latest report of a major bid being rejected by Juventus, Sandro and the club — as well as midfielder Miralem Pjanic — are also reportedly discussing the framework of a new contract that would keep him extend his current deal that expires in 2020.
You can do the math to see if those two things are connected. (There’s a good chance they are.)
But as we sit through there being rumors of Marcelo meeting up with his old buddy Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin, it doesn’t seem like Juventus will be trading in one Brazilian left back for another. And seeing as Alex Sandro has the chance to look like the Alex Sandro of old starting this weekend, I’m sure him staying put is going to be quite nice if all goes right.