15 Sep Juventus transfer news: Paratici affirms Mandzukic missing Fiorentina excursion because of Qatar discussions
The Croatian striker, that didn’t get a summertime move, may be on his solution to join with a former Bianconeri team-partner
Juventus sporting manager Fabio Paratici has verified that Mario Mandzukic didn’t travel with the remainder of the team to confront Fiorentina since the striker is now locked in discussions with an unnamed Qatari team.
The Croatian was connected with a move away from Turin through the summer, together with Manchester United one of the big-name European sides stated to have harboured a curiosity, but the striker stayed at Juventus since the summertime window swung closed.
Currently, however, was left from the Indians’ Champions League group, it’s apparent that Mandzukic isn’t a part of trainer Maurizio Sarri’s programs and as it’s been liberated to open discussions with interested parties.
Talking to Sky Sport Italia of Mandzukic’s situation on Saturday, Paratici stated:
“You will find chances that have presented themselves at the industry. There’s a scenario at stake in Qatar and we chose, according to the trainer, the player and his representative, it was best he did not come on this excursion.
“Mario was an essential player for us over recent years. He’s proved himself at each level and we’ll always be grateful to him.”
Reports in Italy have indicated a reunion with former Juve centre-back Medhi Benatia in Al-Duhail might be on the cards, even although Al-Gharafa was also said.
Back in Italy, Old Lady boss Sarri has returned to the seat after being hospitalised with a bout of pneumonia and Paratici is happy to have the coach back following a period of doubt.
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“Sarri is quite relaxed,” he explained. “But, naturally, I challenge any trainer to become calm when he can not remain on that the touchline in touch with his team throughout a game! It was a challenging situation.”
Together with the boss back along with the group — bolstered by summertime developments — prepared to get on with all the remainder of the year, Paratici confessed that he believes that the Serie A winners are now even more powerful than last semester.
“We’re constantly thinking of approaches to take an excess step ahead and enhance just a little bit every single time — I believe we have done this again this year,” he reasoned.