Emre Can is not enjoying life in Italy, especially since Maurizio Sarri took over in the summer.
The German has fallen down the pecking order since the arrival of Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot on Bosman deals not dissimilar to his the year previous.
In total, Can has played 151 minutes of Serie A football and zero in the Champions League – a very poor return from a German international who aged 25 – should be in his prime.
And in an odd interview, Can has criticised Juventus youngsters who get the chance to train with the first-team, stating their attitudes are poor.
“They have the chance of a lifetime if they are allowed to practice with the professionals,” he told German outlet Kicker, translated by the Echo.
“However, some of them sometimes have a body language that almost makes me angry.
“I often go to these players at Juventus, talk to them, try to show them what they can do when they try hard and show themselves. But some don’t understand it.”
It must be frustrating to see talented youth players not displaying appropriate respect or effort – but it seems a strange thing to air in the press.
Can will surely seek an exit soon unless his situation doesn’t improve, with Manchester United recently credited with an interest by the Mirror.
It will be a tad uncomfortable seeing Can line up for our bitter rivals, but in reality – it shouldn’t bother us. His exit meant we signed Fabinho, a far, far better player who has improved our midfield tenfold.
The only person who should regret the departure is Can himself.