Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has said that he never once feared that star midfielder Arturo Vidal would be leaving the club this summer despite the consistent links with a move to Manchester United, according to Sky Sports.
Vidal was strongly linked with a move to the Premier League side all summer, but he remained in Turin when the transfer window slammed shut on Monday night.
And Allegri, who took over at the club over the summer has admitted that he was confident of keeping hold of the player after being reassured by the club’s hierarchy that they did not intend to let him move on at any point during the window.
“Vidal? He was never on the market,” Allegri said. “The club told me from the start that he would stay.”
The coach also admitted that he was more than happy with the club’s own transfer dealings over the course of the window despite missing out on several targets as well.
“I’m happy with the business the club did,” added Allegri. “The aim was to carry out targeted operations, not to buy just for the sake of buying. Ours was an intelligent transfer market.
“We would have only done something more if we had found a player that would have really lifted the level of the squad.”
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