Real Madrid defender offered to Juve, but their reaction isn't what was expected
13 January at 19:35Juventus have been offered a prestigious European defender.
According to the latest reports (Fichajes.net) Portuguese international Pepe has been offered to Juventus.
The proposal came from the 33-year-old’s entourage. A recent report from the Gazzetta claimed that Inter, AC Milan and Roma were also on his tail.
Pepe has only made eight Liga appearances this season, and has made just one in Champions League action.
The answer, however, hasn’t been positive, with the Bianconeri preferring to bet on their youngsters.
The idea isn’t a bad one in theory: the BBC have all sustained extensive injuries of late, and replacing them with a veteran head wasn’t a bad answer. Thing is, Mehdi Benatia is still there, and signing Daniele Rugani and Mattia Caldara are considered to be the future, and the Bianconeri would rather throw the dice with them.
It looks like Pepe’s age (he’ll be 34 in February) is a major factor in the decision.