Juventus star open to future Premier League move
Juventus defender Alex Sandro has opened the possibility of playing in the Premier League at some stage in the future. The Brazil international was hotly linked with Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain during the summer but neither of those clubs were able to strike an agreement with the Bianconeri for the left-sided defender.
Sandro has since been in good form for the Bianconeri with two assists from 12 league appearances but there remain question marks regarding his future, having yet to extend his current deal beyond the summer of 2020. In a report covered by Tuttosport, Sandro acknowledged that he has the ambition of playing in the Premier League but that may not happen in the near future as he remains content with the Bianconeri, he said: “I think, one day, who knows what will happen? I have a desire to play in the Premier League but right now I am very happy where I am at, the club I am at [Juventus], the league I am playing in. So today my only thought is to continue where I am because that's where I feel happy.”
“United were widely fancied to make an approach for Sandro during the summer but a move never came about with the hierarchy being reluctant to spend over the odds for any recruit. Moreover, “Jose Mourinho had been impressed with what he had seen of Luke Shaw during pre-season and this “pretty ended the prospect “of Sandro making the move to the Theatre of Dreams.
Since then, Shaw has gone on to sign a long-term contract with the Red Devils on the back of winning the club’s Player of the Month award in August and the club seem content with the options currently available. United’s summer signing Diogo Dalot is capable of slotting into either side of the central defence and both him and Ashley Young offer the added depth on the left side of the backline.