Juventus’ affection towards As Roma striker, Marco Borriello, hasn’t evaporated as just yet after the latest reports in Italy suggested that the Turin giant are considering their option to acquire the wantaway forward.
The Bianconeri’s management themselves didn’t deny their interest towards the ex-Milan striker, although according to the club’s director general, Beppe Marotta, they have yet to open a serious discussion with the Giallorossi.
“I will not confirm nor deny that we are interested in Borriello. He is certainly a good player and we are ready to take all the opportunities that the market offers us. We will calmly talk things over with the Coach and see what happens,” Marotta stated. “At this moment I can absolutely rule out Borriello’s arrival, because we have never had formal talks with Roma, but obviously enquiries can be made.”
Despite Marotta saying that Juve are still far away from concluding any deal for Borriello, but media in Italy believed that the Turin giant are seriously working on the deal but only if they managed to offload some of their unused strikers this January. It’s been no secret that the Turin giant have been keen on selling some of the players who are not part of coach, Antonio Conte’s plan, such as the likes of Carvalho Amauri, Vincenzo Iaquinta, Luca Toni or even Milos Krasic.
There will be several competitors for Juve if they do want to grab Borriello from Roma, reports claim that at the moment the most serious rival for the Turin giant are French outfit, Marseille, who reportedly have made an offer to the capital club. Rumors claimed that the Giallorossi are asking a loan fee around 1 million for the next six months before activating a buy out clause worth around 7,5 million Euro by the end season for those interested parties.
Meanwhile, Genoa’s president, Enrico Preziosi, who previously also confirmed his team’s interest in acquiring Borriello this winter, has apparently gave up his effort as he believed that in the end Juventus will snap the Italian international. Although Preziosi’s words might just be some sort of transfer market strategy but still it might as well be an honest understanding since the patron stated that the Turin giant can offer more to Borriello than his team.
“I don’t think that Borriello will arrive at Genoa,” Preziosi said. “I believe that he will join Juventus who can offer him more than we can.”
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