Juventus striker Alessandro Matri has made it clear he is willing to stay and fight for his place in Turin.
The Bianconeri have already agreed to sign Fernando Llorente and are reportedly eager to lure another high-profile striker, which has fuelled speculation that Alessandro Matri is set to leave in the summer.
However, the 28-year-old has continued to score important goals in spite of the transfer talk and he is adamant he doesn’t want to leave the Old Lady.
“I want to stay here and be a part of this group of strikers,” Matri explained to club’s official website.
“This constant talk of top players has somewhat overshadowed the great work of our attackers.
“Obviously you need the quality of champions to be able to win in Europe, but I think that after two Scudetto titles, people should give credit to those who have helped achieve them.”
Alessandro Matri initially joined Juventus on loan from Cagliari in January 2011, but the Bianconeri made the transfer permanent after he scored 9 goals in 16 Serie A appearances.
The 28-year-old has mostly been restricted to substitute appearances this term, but he, nonetheless, managed to score 10 goals in the process.
Matri has scored the only goal for Juventus in the 1-0 victory over Atalanta at Stadio Atleti Azurri d’Italia last night.