Agent of Italian international credits NUFC with an interest ahead of the January transfer window

The agent of Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro has credited Newcastle with an interest in his client ahead of the January transfer window – however believes any talk of a move is ‘premature’ as he currently plans to continue with the Serie A champions.

The box-to-box central midfielder has struggled to nail down a place in the Juventus side, making 21 appearances in all comps last season in their title winning campaign.

He’s appeared just three times this season, sparking rumours that he could look for a move elsewhere to secure valuable first-team football.

Italian outlet spoke to the 24-year-old’s agent Stefano Volpi about the interest over the weekend, to which he said:

“It is a pleasure for Stefano to be sought after by Italy and abroad at every market session.

“In Premier, for example, attentions always come from teams like Everton and Newcastle.

“But honestly, everything is very premature, he is thinking of continue to do well to Juventus

“And to do so, he wants to enter the third year of real membership of this club that brings you from being young to no longer be.

“His great peculiarity is not to suffer the competition, he tends to consider all of them as comrades and always try to give the most when he is employed.”

His agent admits it’s a ‘pleasure’ for him to be a wanted man and linked with such clubs, however this one looks unlikely.

The Chronicle admit that he was a player we checked out over the summer, but with a reported price tag of up to €20m, any talk of a move was rejected by club sources.

With this in mind, this one looks like another to put in the ‘highly unlikely’ category unless a takeover takes place.

Also, do we really need to spend that sort of money on a central midfielder?

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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