Olympique Marseille forward Arkadiusz Milik has effectively shut down rumors about his potential return to Serie A with Juventus. Heavily linked with a move to Turin over the past couple of months, the Polish striker admits he doesn’t think of leaving France anytime soon.
Milik left Napoli after a three-and-a-half-year service to team up with Marseille on an 18-month loan with an obligation to buy back in January. Following an injury-hit start to his Stade Velodrome career, the 27-year-old has established himself as a first-team regular.
The Poland international has scored twice and provided an assist in his last four Ligue 1 outings, helping his side remain in contention for European promotion.
With Marseille already missed out on a top-three finish, they face a financial uncertainty that might compromise the future of some first-team stars, including Milik.
On the other hand, the Bianconeri are in the market for an out-and-out striker to spearhead the attack next season. Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at the Allianz Stadium is up in the air, particularly in light of Juventus’ disappointing season.
Another premature Champions League exit coupled with an utterly underwhelming domestic campaign has prompted the 36-year-old into questioning his future in Turin. Meanwhile, Alvaro Morata has proved to be a useful asset, but Fabio Paratici wants a more recognized option to lead the line next season.
Milik, who enjoyed a decent stint in Serie A, has emerged as a potential solution for Juventus’ scoring woes. However, the Italians’ pursuit of the Pole has suffered a massive blow as the player has no intention of departing Marseille.
“I never said I wanted to leave OM,” Milik told Canal+(via Sportal). “I am very happy here.
“I feel good here. Marseille gave me a chance in a difficult moment. I really enjoyed myself. I have a contract with Marseille. It will also depend on the club.”