Juventus target Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian as Dani Alves successor: report

by Marwan Harraz

Italian giants Juventus are reportedly considering bringing in Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian as Dani Alves’ successor after the Brazilian left to France’s PSG.

Alves only stayed in the Serie A for a single season with rumours constantly floating around about the player’s unhappiness at the club.

It seemed to be true as Dani left to PSG the following season and it appears as though Juve are still trying to find a replacement.

Darmian has had his own fair share of rumours this season and the more time passes, the more likely it feels that the player will leave Old Trafford.

The versatile defender left Torino to join the Red Devils but never really cemented a spot in the starting XI and it seems as though he’s finally fed up, much to Juventus’ delight.

According to Calcio Mercato, the Serie A champions are considering Matteo in order to add more depth to their defence and view the player as a decent buy.

The Italian international has impressed whenever called up to represent his nation and was even considered to be one of the country’s most solid defenders before leaving Torino.

Always considered as a reliable defender, the right-back’s struggles at United have mostly been his attacking forays forward.

Jose Mourinho appears to be building a side that relies on the full-backs getting high up the pitch to provide the team’s width, a task not normally associated with Darmian.

Juventus though are happy to have a player capable of defending first and foremost and aren’t concerns of the Matteo’s lack of attacking instinct.

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