Negotiations between Juventus and Udinese over playmaker Gaetano D’Agostino stalled last week, just when the parties seemed close to reaching an agreement, and the player has urged a speedy resolution.
Juve have put the deal on hold to move in on other objectives, namely Real Madrid midfielder Mahamadou Diarra and Villarreal striker Giuseppe Rossi.
But Bianconeri director of sport Alessio Secco returned from Spain yesterday and discussions with Udinese are expected to resume over the next few days.
“Am I still optimistic? I do have a bit of anxiety,” D’Agostino admitted to Tuttosport.
“I just have to wait and see what happens. I have already said that I am ready to move to the next level. I have explained that I am a Juve fan and a move to the Bianconeri would be the realisation of a dream.
“It’s now up to the clubs and Juve in particular. I recently met with [Udinese president Giampaolo] Pozzo and he clearly said that Udinese intend to sell me.”
With Paolo De Ceglie and Claudio Marchisio refusing to join the Zebrette in part-exchange, Udinese are reportedly holding out for €25 million.
“I don’t know about it,” replied the 27-year-old. “I just know that Udinese think I deserve to join a big team and this is the right time to release me.
“Pozzo has set the price, but you'll see that there will be room for a discount.”
Vince Masiello, Goal.com