Brazilian midfielder’s representative says talks are ongoing with Serie A giants over player’s future, but move to England is preferred option if club decide to cash in
Melo has had a troubled time in the two seasons since his €25 million move from Fiorentina to Juve, with a lack of form and numerous disciplinary problems ensuring he has not lived up to the expectations of the club’s fans.
Although the combative midfielder has established himself as a regular in the Brazil squad in recent times, his domestic performances are still attracting criticism from some quarters and it is thought Juventus may be tempted to cash in on the 27-year-old this summer.
In an interview for Sport.co.uk, the player’s representative, Jose Rodriguez Baster, confirmed he is holding talks with the Serie A club over his client’s future, and that a move to the Premier League would be high on the agenda if Juve decide to sell.
“The situation is that we have been talking to Juventus but there is no official position on his future,” he said.
“He has been playing really well in the last couple of games and during the last few weeks of the season we have been talking to the club and there are differing opinions on his level of performances.
“Right now he is doing well and we have no official communication saying that he is for sale, but if Juventus decide they want to sell him the Premier League would be one of his favourite options available to him.
“In the coming days we will know a little more.”