The father of Zenit stopper Bruno Alves has revealed his son would be delighted to sign for Juventus this summer.
The Bianconeri recently showed interest in signing the Portugal international and it appears the deal could be wrapped up after the European Championship.
The player’s father admits the Zenit defender is aware of the interest and explains he would love to join the Serie A giants.
“My son could have joined Juventus a year ago,” Washington Alves told Tuttosport. “If Juve and Zenit come to an agreement then Bruno would happily move to Turin.
“He wants to play for a great club and the Bianconeri jersey would be an important opportunity. We’ll see what happens in August.”
The experienced defender is currently with Portugal at the European Championship and is preparing for the semi-final clash against Spain.
The 30-year-old has started all four games for the Seleccao at the Euro 2012 and has been earning rave reviews for his performances.
Bruno Alves joined Zenit in a €22 million deal from Porto in the summer of 2010, but recently expressed his desire to return to Europe.
The Portuguese centre-back featured in 36 Russian Premier League games last term, but failed to score a single goal.