Juventus saw Cristiano Ronaldo leave for Man Utd last week but had the chance to sign Edinson Cavani from the Red Devils, an offer they turned down
Juventus turned down the chance to sign Edinson Cavani from Manchester United shortly after Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure.
The Italian club allowed the Portuguese star to exit the club for £19.6m after it became clear he wanted to leave.
It left them light of a forward and they eventually signed Moise Kean from Everton.
But the Bianconeri also could’ve added Cavani, despite him recently signing a new one year deal at Old Trafford.
The Uruguayan moved to United last summer and proved to be a big hit, but questions have been asked about his game time going forward now Ronaldo has joined.
They claim the Italians “never took Cavani into consideration” with the issue thought to be a financial one.
The striker pockets €9m-a-year in Manchester and the Serie A outfit are in a difficult economic situation.
Cavani made 26 appearances last term for the Red Devils, 13 of those coming as a starter.
Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri returned this summer for a second spell in the dugout, having previously led the club during a hugely successful period.
He has reportedly been left angered by the club’s transfer activity.
According to Il Giornale, the 54-year-old is “furious” with Juventus President Andrea Agnelli and sporting director Federico Cherubini.
He reportedly told the hierarchy that “these were not the agreements” when he accepted a return to the club.
Allegri has been keen to move on from Ronaldo’s departure and spoke optimistically about the season ahead.
He told DAZN: “Cristiano spent three years at Juventus, he scored goals, which he is very good at, he’s an extraordinary player, but we cannot think about Ronaldo from now on.
“I have a fine squad, we simply must realise that we can’t just dominate every match. We need to come together and this will help us for the future. I am optimistic, always.”
Allegri also addressed the recent defeat at Empoli, adding: “The lads had started strong, they conceded at the first mistake playing out, then got too hasty.
“We must have the patience to take it calmly, play as a team and not try to resolve things as individuals.
“We need to work on our solidity, but these two slip-ups will inevitably do us good. This is a strong squad, it has values and gradually they will emerge.”