Arkadiusz Milik made a season-long loan move from Marseille to Juventus. The Bianconeri, however, had previously tried to snap the striker.
When the Polish striker spent his time with Napoli, and there was much speculation about him moving to the Piedmontese team. But Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis never let Juve to make a deal for the attacker since Juve was seen as a competition both on and off the field.
Calciomercato quotes Arkadiusz Milik as explaining the scenario in an interview with the Polish publication Meczyki. “Yes, I’ve come close to joining Juventus in the past, but the two teams had to come to a compromise. I chose not to visit Juve because the agreement could not be found at the time. Roma’s offer to pay more money was rejected by Napoli. I appreciated their decision since it was theirs. If a player doesn’t agree with something in the contract, he can object to it. I’m glad everything worked out and I got to see Juventus. Being a member of such a prestigious club is a huge honour.”
Milik has proven to be productive since joining Juventus from the Ligue 1 team, scoring twice in just four games while playing 152 minutes. The 28-year-old seems to be a better alternative for Alvaro Morata, if anything.