Previous problems with Allegri unlikely to resurface after being appointed new Juve coach…
Juventus have ruled out the possibility of midfielder Andrea Pirlo leaving the club this summer, with speculation that Galatasaray coach Cesare Prandelli was keen on signing him.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Bianconeri have made it clear that they have no intention of allowing the 35-year-old to leave as he remains integral to their plans moving forward.
After Massimiliano Allegri was appointed the club’s new coach as Antonio Conte’s successor earlier this week, it was suggested that Pirlo would consider his options after his previous problems with the former AC Milan coach.
Allegri has insisted since his arrival in Turin that he regards Pirlo as vital to his strategy, but it wasn’t enough to completely dismiss speculation until the latest reports emerged that it appears as though Juve will not entertain offers.
Pirlo left Milan in 2011 after a disagreement over where he would be played in midfield and after what he perceived to be an indication that the Rossoneri felt as though he wasn’t as important as he had previously been.
As a result, he opted to join Juve when his contract wasn’t renewed and he went on win three consecutive Serie A titles under Conte although his summer has been marred by disappointment after a group stage exit with Italy from the World Cup.
Nevertheless, it is well documented that he has a close relationship with Prandelli, and despite the Italian tactician’s effort to convince him to join him in Turkey, it is unlikely that Juve will allow any such move to materialise as Allegri looks to continue their success with Pirlo playing a fundamental part for him on the pitch in his preferred position.