24-year-old Italian International Stefano Sturaro may be available in January and Newcastle have been heavily linked with the midfielder.
His agent is Carlo Volpi, and he has been quoted in Tribal Football as saying there are Premier League clubs interested in his player with Newcastle United one of the clubs.
We were interested in the central midfielder in the summer, and Rafa Benitez certainly needs to bring some class into the team – either permanently or on loan next month – if we are to survive in the Premier League.
It was in November that Carlo Volpi said that both Everton and Newcastle were Premier League clubs interested in Sturaro, but since then Everton have brought in Sam Allardyce as manager, so it’s not clear if the Toffees are still interested.
Stefano Sturaro – 24-year-old Italian International
This is what Carlo Volpi told Tribal Football:
“Juventus have a team strong enough to be highly competitive for Serie A, Coppa Italia and Champions League.”
“Stefano has already played both in CL and in Serie A this year and he wants to train even harder in order to be ready when his moment comes.”
“Juventus also have such midfielders as Matuidi, Marchisio and Khedira: they all are around 30 years old and incredibly talented and charismatic.”
“There are clubs from the Premier League which made clear they are interested in Stefano, it would be unfair to name them but the news is coming out. January is imminent.”
“But there are many important games to play and Stefano is highly focused on his role in the team.”
Sturaro is still young at 24, and he could be an excellent buy for us in January – maybe even a loan deal with an option to buy in the summer?
What is clear that every player Rafa brings in during January has to have class and be able to go straight into the Newcastle side.
Class and creativity are what we need next month.
We hope Rafa is interested in the Italian International and of course he will be helped with his contacts in Italy after managing both Inter-Milan and Napoli.
It’s this kind of experienced and capable player we need to help Newcastle survive this season.
Sturaro signed for Juventus from Genoa in the summer of 2014 and has played 78 times for Juventus with 3 goals and 5 assists; he has 4 caps for Italy.