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Marchisio Said Benzema Was Close to Juventus: It’s True

Marchisio Said Benzema Was Close to Juventus: It’s True

Claudio Marchisio has revealed new information about Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema. Marchisio said Benzema was close to Juventus- ‘it’s true’.

The former Juventus midfielder said the Real forward could have moved to the Turin club in 2010.

Incidentally, Benzema recently talked about a reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo, currently at Juventus, at Real Madrid.

But Marchisio said Benzema was close to Juventus a decade ago.

Marchisio told Cronache di Spogliatoio: “It’s true, Benzema was close to moving to Juventus when Ciro Ferrara was the coach”

“He wasn’t doing so well at Real Madrid, and the club was choosing whether to sell him or Higuain. They both ended up staying and Higuain left for Napoli a few years later,” he elaborated.

Marchisio said: “Karim was very close to joining Juve that year, but unfortunately it didn’t happen. There was definitely an opportunity, though.”

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