Juventus to Compensate Sampdoria for AWOL Ihattaren with Argentine Prodigy

Former PSV Eindhoven prodigy Mohamed Ihattaren’s move to Italy hasn’t gone as planned, as it was earlier reported of the 19-year-old playmaker’s absence from the Sampdoria camp after he returned to The Netherlands and has since gone missing from the club’s radar.

The Dutchman is reportedly suffering from mental health issues since the death of his father two years ago and has contemplated retiring from the sport, having only just signed a four-year contract with Juventus in the summer.

According to Calciomercato, Sampdoria are in search of solutions to compensate for the absence of the talented attacker and have made initial contacts with Juventus over the termination of his loan agreement.

The Blucerchiati are in search of an alternative in the same role and Argentine newcomer Matias Soule, who was only just called up to the Argentina national team by Lionel Scaloni, could move to Genoa to replace Ihattaren.

The 18-year-old Argentine right winger is in search of regular playing time and Roberto D’Aversa could provide exactly that. His contract with the Bianconeri ends in June 2024 and an initial loan move may be on the books.

However, all this depends on the developments between Juventus, Sampdoria, Ihattaren and his agent Mino Raiola, who is undoubtedly one of the most influential people in the sport.