Manchester United were going to sell Davide Petrucci to Romanian side CFR Cluj for €1 million but the deal collapsed as Cluj were only willing to pay €500,000, according to Gianluca Di Marzio (who is usually very reliable with transfer news, especially on Italians).
The 22-year-old gave an interview to United only this week about how he had not given up his dream of making it into the first team, so it will come as a bit of a hammer blow for him that the club tried and failed to sell him.
Petrucci has had worse luck than most when it comes to injuries. Had he not sustained such career threatening injuries, there is every chance Petrucci could already be playing for United’s first team but his progress has been halted by them.
United are starting a new era under Moyes and if he doesn’t feel that Petrucci is going to be a part of it and isn’t willing to give him a chance, then letting him leave is best for the club and player as he is still young enough to forge a career elsewhere.