Swift exit on the cards.
Liverpool defender Andrea Dossena seems destined for a return to Italy after asking manager Rafael Benitez for a transfer.
The 27-year-old international left-back failed to establish himself after being signed as John Arne Riise’s replacement in a £7million transfer from Udinese last summer.
Dossena made just 12 Barclays Premier League starts and towards the end of the season was third choice behind Fabio Aurelio and young Argentinian Emiliano Insua.
The Italian has told Benitez he would like to return to his homeland, with Juventus his preferred destination.
“Before coming back to Italy I talked to Benitez and explained to him my doubts,” he told Tuttosport.
The Source (Daily Mirror)
This isn’t a big shocker and was on the cards after about three months of last season. The Italian arrived amid a fanfare of being one of the best full backs in Serie A but started very poorly, he then improved but was still by no means the finished article and never managed to secure a first team berth.
Rafa will gladly sell in order to finance other deals but will want to recoup most of the the money he spent on the Udinese man last summer. Juventus are front runners and a swift move will be in the best interest of all parties.
Dossena to Juventus: Sure to have played his last game for Liverpool.