CHILEAN ISLA LEAVES JUVENTUS
Juventus release another player this summer to Cagliari. Juve released the player on a three year contract for an undisclosed fee to the newly promoted Serie A club.
Cagliari made the confirmation of the deal, after reports in Italy announced the transfer between both clubs, on Wednesday.
The Chile international is up to 28 years old, but he was impressive when he was on loan at Olympique de Marseille and when he was on national team duty. Isla helped Chile to their second successive Copa America title, after seeing off South American stronghold Argentina twice in two years via penalty shootout. Isla featured in the finals played in United States this year.
Isla started his footballing career in Chile at Univesidad Catolica before moving to Italy to play at Udinese. He moved to Juventus in 2012 and was part of the title-winning team but he fell out of favour under Massimiliano Allegri. He was shipped out on loan to Queen Park Rangers in England for the 2014/2015 season but he could not offer much help as they were relegated from top flight football. The Serie B champions wanted a player with Serie A experience but within their budget, and Juventus were happy to let the player go. He could feature when Cagliari begin their Serie A campaign against Genoa on August 21.
Also, Juventus are in the news for their insistence in getting Nemanja Matic this summer. The club is willing to offer Simeone Zaza as part of a swap deal to Chelsea to get the defensive talent, according to reports from The Daily Star. Juventus are hoping to land Matic as replacement after losing the best Serie A player in the last term, Paul Pogba to Manchester United for a world record deal. Chelsea are unwilling to release the player so Juve hope to continue talks using Zaza as bait.