The agent of Porto midfielder Otavio, Israel Oliveira, stated that Inter and Juventus were tracking his client and could activate his release clause. He spoke to L’Interista.
“I can confirm that the Italian clubs strongly want him. There’s a lot of interest in him in that country. He proved his worth and would be ready for any club. He’d do very well in Serie A. There’s a team that’s collecting the €40M asked by Porto and strongly desires him.”
The Otavio representative explicitly mentioned Inter and Juventus.
“The Nerazzurri are among the suitors. I think the Bianconeri will join the race as well.”
The 28-year-old can be lured only for the predetermined sum, as Porto don’t want to lose him.
“Negotiating is impossible. He’s not for sale: that should be clarified. Either the clause gets triggered, or he’ll stay.”
Our Take on Otavio, Inter, and Juventus
Crazier things have happened, but the Nerazzurri already made a large investment in the role and are working on different roles, for which they’ll have to spend a decent buck. The Old Lady is unlikely to splurge for older players under their new regime. Plus, he doesn’t fit their scheme almost at all.
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