Mario Mandzukic was one of the most important players for Juventus in the 2016-17 season and even scored one of the best goals in the history of the UEFA Champions League against Real Madrid. But things have taken a turn for the worst during the current term.
Juve’s head coach Max Allegri, as well as club officials, have not been very impressive with Mandzukic’s recent displays. The Croatian often looks uncomfortable as a winger, and Juventus might be considering to cash out on the 31-year-old before it’s too late. After all, he has competition from Federico Bernardeschi, Juan Cuadrado, Douglas Costa and even Alex Sandro for the winger roles. That’s too much, especially if we consider Mandzukic is already out of position in the first place.
With that scenario, Mandzukic could be allowed to leave at the end of the season and some teams are already expressing interest on the Croatian forward. Most of the interest has come from the Chinese Super League, however, as several top teams in the CSL have been trying to recruit Mandzukic since the January transfer window.
Mario Mandzukic has spent his last three years in Turin, producing 31 goals and 17 assists in 122 competitive outings. The experienced striker had also enjoyed successful spells with NK Zagreb, Dinamo Zagreb, Wolfsburg, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid before joining Juventus.