Unlike the Rolling Stones, or Chelsea for that matter, Juventus CEO Beppe Marotta is getting plenty of transfer window satisfaction these days, not least of all because of the way the Alex Sandro saga played out over the past three months. Despite multiple rounds of bidding from Chelsea, the highly talented left back remains at Juventus, further underlying the club’s ambitions at home and abroad.
Asked by Calcio Mercato chief editor Stefano Agresti whether he’s satisfied with the summer transfer window, the Juventus chief didn’t waste the opportunity for some mild gloating.
“Yes I am because we must rate the transfer market of each team considering the players a club sign and the players a club don’t sell. Just look at [Chelsea target] Alex Sandro and other players. We managed to fill the woes created by certain sales and we strengthen the team on the wings. We used to have a great team and we still have an amazing team. We lost the Champions League final but we reached it.”
-Beppe Marotta; source: Calcio Mercato
While Alex Sandro has not yet signed the promised contract extension at Juventus and thus theoretically could still be open to a Chelsea transfer, this potential move has now been debunked six ways from Sunday, including from the player, his agent, and his club as well. Chelsea sources have continued to bring up the name in undying hope, but this move looked far-fetched from the start and it’s probably our fault for talking ourselves into thinking otherwise.