From Italy: Matteo Darmian agrees to join Juventus in the summer

by Leo Nieboer

Matteo Darmian is disgruntled with the lack of minutes received at Manchester United this season and has agreed to sign for Juventus in the summer, according to reports from Italy.

The Italian enjoyed a promising end to the 2016/17 campaign but has virtually vanished from view this season, making just one start – against Yeovil Town in the FA Cup – since the turn of the year.

He has been strongly linked with a series of Serie A clubs for some time, with Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta even admitting earlier this month that the club admired the player’s qualities.

And according to Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato, Darmian has grown frustrated with being sidelined by Jose Mourinho and will join up with the Bianconeri at the end of the season.

Mourinho’s selection policy has understandably irked supporters at points throughout the season but one call that nobody disputes is to leave out Darmian.

He has only made one appearance since a truly horrific performance at right-back against Bristol City in December and, along with the injured Daley Blind, no longer seems to have the trust of his manager. Put simply: he is just too slow for this footballing climate.

Supporters will be keen to see how well he fares at a club with equally monumental expectations next season.

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