Juventus defender speaks on his future amid Manchester United speculation
Juventus defender Joao Cancelo has said that he is content in Turin amid the recent speculation regarding his future. The Portugal international has been recently linked with a potential move to Manchester United this summer amid claims that he does not have a fond relationship with manager Max Allegri.
Cancelo joined the Bianconeri from Valencia last summer but he has not been able to cement the right-back role with manager Allegri opting to swap him with Mattia De Sciglio on numerous occasions over the course of the campaign. As such, there have been suggestions that he could part ways with the club this summer but Cancelo has refuted the claims saying: “I want to stay here. I hope my future is at Juventus, where I hope to win many different trophies.”
Cancelo’s comments may come as a potential blow for United during the summer transfer window, given they are keen on pursuing a young and experienced option for the right-back role. Ashley Young has been the regular choice for the position over the past 24 months, but there are doubts whether he can sustain the role next term due to the inconsistency exhibited during the recent league campaign.
The Red Devils have a talented youngster in Diogo Dalot, who has featured ahead of Young on occasions during the campaign but the Mancunian giants still appear keen on pursuing another recruit, who can be effective on both ends of the field. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side made a poor end to
the Premier League campaign as they managed to finish only sixth.
Earlier in the year, the Norwegian helped the Red Devils to make a tremendous comeback from the early season vows to make the Champions League push, but their form was treacherous during the final months as they failed to reach their objective. United managed just one league triumph from the final six games of the season.