- Maurizio Arrivabene, executive director of the Turin club: “It is impossible to keep a player who wants to leave, but the three parties have to leave the negotiating table satisfied”
- “Whoever has the money wins,” said the leader of the Juventus club
Maurizio Arrivabene, executive director of Juventus, left the door open to a possible departure of the Dutch defender Matthijs De Ligt, with a contract in force until 2024, one of the names that are making the most noise at this start of the transfer market.
” Today it’s impossible to keep a player who wants to leave . But it’s always a question of numbers, it’s not that if someone wants to leave you go and answer: ‘please, take a seat’. It’s difficult to keep a player, but negotiating table, the three parties have to get up satisfied. Of course: The one who has the money, wins,” Arrivabene said in an interview with Tuttosport.
In Italy the continuity of De Ligt in the ‘bianconero’ team is not taken for granted. Chelsea, which has been left without defender Antonio Rüdiger (Real Madrid) and without Andreas Christensen (heading for Barcelona), is one of the teams, according to the Italian and British media, most interested in taking over the services of the 22-year-old center-back to cover casualties on that line.
De Ligt has been a fixture for his coach, Massimiliano Allegri, and after the departure of Giorgio Chiellini to the American MLS, he is called to be his replacement as leader of the defense of the Turin team.