Defender Says Yes to Old Trafford Exit – Just a Fee to Agree

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Manchester United defender Matteo Darmian has told Juventus he will join them this summer, claims the Sunday Mail.

The 28-year-old Italian fell from Jose Mourinho’s grace this season, but the gossip has it that personal terms are agreed with the Turin-based club. A move will be completed this summer once the transfer window opens.

Italian media reports claim the two clubs are already in talks, but so far, neither has spoken publicly on the matter.

A heart-breaking midweek Champions League exit at the hands of Real Madrid is the cue to begin rebuilding for next season. Gianluigi Buffon is set to retire in the summer and experienced defender Stephan Lichsteiner is set to follow him out of the door.

It leaves the Bianconeri with Kwadwo Asamoah as their only left-back with first-team experience. Darmian, at 28, solves that problem and knows not just Serie A but also the city of Turin, well. In 2015, the Italian made a £12.7m switch from Juventus’ rivals Torino to Old Trafford.

After a promising start to his United career, Darmian finds himself a bit-part player, making just two starts this season. When you find yourself behind Luke Shaw, 22, in the queue for the first-team, it’s time to move on.

Darmian, it seems, has taken the hint.