In football, one’s man loss is another man’s gain; in this case, Juventus’ loss could be Arsenal’s gain.
It has been reported in the Italian press that 21-year old starlet Sebastian Giovinco is eagerly considering joining the Premier League high flyers if he continues to be sidelined.
Giovinco is regarded as one of the most talented players in Europe but he has been somewhat under-played at Juventus by coach Claudio Ranieri. The youngster is said to be unhappy at the lack of regular first-team football and speculation is linking him with the Gunners.
Moreover, he wants an improved £1 million a year contract that Juve understandably are not so keen to grant him.
And now here’s a story. You all know how Real Madrid and Manchester City are so desperate to land arguably the world’s best footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who made his long awaited comeback against Villarreal in the UEFA Champions League in midweek.
Well, it now seems that there is another club on his trail… Chelsea.
Manager Luiz Felipe Scolari has admitted that he would have signed the 23-year old Portuguese international, with whom he worked during his time in charge of the Portugal national squad.
Big Phil admitted: “Maybe next season, Cristiano is with me. Tell him if he wants to change, I’ll open the door for him.
“He will leave United one day because he won’t play for 50 years.
“If he goes to another club, whether in one year or two years, I don’t know. He’s my friend. I like him as a father likes his son. But his life is his life.
“Now, at this time of life, Ronaldo is mature and is better than one or two years ago.
“Now he is one of the three best players in the world. I said that two years ago, and I repeat it now. I never said he was the best, and I won’t now.
“I have some players here who are fantastic, and I’d never say they are the best. He is one of three, one of five, one of 10.”
Now we are about to have some fun. First Real Madrid, then Man City and now Chelsea. How many more are to follow?