Juventus are a team I like, admits Menez

The French winger has strongly hinted at a summer exit from Paris Saint-Germain and believes that Bianconeri star Paul Pogba could adapt well to Laurent Blanc's side
Paris Saint-Germain attacker Jeremy Menez hints that he could be tempted by potential interest from Juventus.

The Italian champions were linked with a move for Menez during the January transfer window, with the Frenchman having fallen behind Edinson Cavani, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Lucas Moura in pecking order at Parc des Princes.

With Real Sociedad star Antoine Griezmann having also been linked with Laurent Blanc's team, Menez could find himself forced to seek pastures new in the summer and he admits that a return to Serie A with Antonio Conte's side would be an attractive prospect.

"Juve are a team that I really like. They are one of the strongest in Europe, destined to play a leading role in the Champions League," he told Gazzetta dello Sport. "The squad is full of quality, full of champions, even in my position.

"The years in Roma were important to me. I speak the language, I know the league. It would be easy to acclimatise.

"Above all, I'm trying to find a team that allows me to express myself better. Let's see what happens in June."

Menez also suggested that he might be interested in joining the "challenge" at Ligue 1 title rivals Monaco.

"There is mutual respect with [Claudio] Ranieri," he said. "Monaco are a great club and I like challenges. I am open to interesting projects but the most important thing is to get back to having fun on the pitch."

Despite being vexed at his lack of playing time, Menez feels that he has improved over his time at the club.

"The competition doesn't scare me, it's part of the trade," he insisted, "but I have seen that sometimes it is not so healthy to PSG. Even giving your all is not enough.

"But the coach's choices must be respected, even if I do not understand them. [Former coach Carlo] Ancelotti is closer to the players, he makes you feel important. Blanc has a different way of dealing with them.

"PSG has been a positive experience. I was captain and I think I have contributed to the growth of the team."

Menez also noted that Paul Pogba would have little trouble in adjusting to life in Paris should he join the club from Juventus during the summer.

"He's at a point in his career where he must make the right choices," the 26-year-old observed. "He's still young but he has the talent to prevail in a midfield like PSG's."