Why Juventus should not sign Diego Costa
The Bianconeri should not go down without a fight, according to the head of one of the country’s most respected sports writers.
Article continues belowMarek Zajac has written a column in the weekly daily La Repubblica about the transfer of Diego Costa, who is currently with Internazionale and has signed a new contract.
The 26-year-old has had a superb season for Juventus and is currently the club’s top scorer with 23 goals, despite the club being in the Europa League.
However, Zajacevich said that a new deal was not on the cards, as he believes that Juventus will not be able to afford to pay the striker to leave.
“Juventus have a great financial situation and the player will not want to leave the club.
He is a fantastic player and we must be careful not to make a bad situation worse,” Zajaci wrote.”
I do not know whether this will happen with the arrival of the [Santiago] Modric and [Antonio] Conte, but it will happen eventually.
I think the club will continue to have financial stability for many years to come.”
Despite being in Serie A, the striker is also playing in Europe’s elite leagues, including the Champions League, Europa League, La Liga and the Eredivisie.
The Italian giants have not had a striker of his calibre since Milan’s Claudio Marchisio in 2007.
Zajac said that while he does not believe Costa will sign a new agreement until next season, he is not concerned about the long-term future of the striker.
“He is only 27 and he can play until his 50s, so I do not think it is a problem,” he wrote.
“It is not that he is too old to play, but he is a great talent.
He will never play more than 30 or 40 matches a season and will not do that in the next four years.””
I hope he stays for a long time.”
Costa has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in the past, but Zajach said he was unlikely to leave Juventus in the near future.
“Of course, there are many other options,” he said.
“The most likely is that he will move to a new club, which could be PSG.
The players I have spoken to are convinced that they will be able, for now, to stay at Juventus.”
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