Marotta confirms Juve would only sign Howedes on loan with option to buy
Beppe Marotta confirms Juventus would only sign Benedikt Howedes “on loan with option to buy,” while dropping Emre Can hints and clarifying the Patrik Schick situation.
“Howedes wants to join Juve, but that is not enough. We are negotiating with Schalke and if we do close a deal, it’ll be on loan with option to buy,” the director told Mediaset Premium.
“If it’s not done over the next few days, we will seek alternatives.”
“Liverpool are holding on tight to Emre Can. His contract expires in June, we’ll be able to negotiate with him from January. We won’t hide the fact we like him, but currently he is a Liverpool player, so we can only admire him from afar.”
There were reports this week for the first time since his medical in June that Juve were coming back in for Sampdoria striker Schick.
“As for Schick, it was a coincidence that I ran into (Sampdoria lawyer Antonio) Romei. We also spoke about Schick, but we admire a good talent and expressed regret that it ended this way.
Max Allegri continues to leave the new signings on the bench so far this season.
“It’s only right that Daniele Rugani goes through his apprenticeship, just as Leonardo Bonucci did before him. Douglas Costa and Federico Bernardeschi are on long-term contracts, so there is plenty of time to get the best out of them and it starts with adapting the right way.”