Van Persie is one of 'the most complete players' around, admits Juventus director Marotta

The 57-year-old Italian is a huge fan of the Dutchman but he hinted that whether the Bianconeri move for the forward could hinge on the future of Marco Borriello
Juventus director Beppe Marotta has described Robin van Persie as one of the most complete players around but refused to disclose whether the newly-crowned champions of Italy will launch a bid to sign the Arsenal hitman.

Van Persie has just a year left on his current contract with the Gunners and has been linked with a number of Europe's top clubs in recent months, including the Bianconeri, who revealed last month have made the forward their principal summer transfer target.

Marotta is remaining coy on his club's interest in the Netherlands international, though, suggesting that much will depend on whether Juve coach Antonio Conte wants to make Marco Borriello's loan deal from Roma permanent.

“He is among the most complete players around, but he still has a year on his contract with Arsenal and so I can only express an opinion on his qualities," he told Sky Sport Italia.

"I don’t feel like naming targets, as that would be unfair for their clubs and the players.

“Our option on buying Borriello from Roma expires on June 20, so we have time to discuss things.

"He had some initial difficulties, but recently helped us a great deal and Conte always admired him."

Marotta then turned his attention to another Dutchman, Eljero Elia, who revealed on Tuesday that he is desperate to depart Turin after seeing little game time following his arrival from Hamburg.

“It may seem strange, but a year to settle in was important for Elia," the Bianconeri director argued. "Serie A is different to the Bundesliga and he understood it’s another type of approach.

"Clearly he needs to play consistently and we are happy to help our players when they ask for that, but there won’t be any meetings until after the Coppa Italia final."

After clinching the Scudetto at the weekend, Juve are now hoping to complete a domestic double when they tackle Napoli in Rome on May 20.