Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Quagliarella did not want to leave Juve; Hull to sign duo

The agent of Fabio Quagliarella, Beppe Bozzo, has revealed his client had no plans to leave Turin this summer.

The agent of Fabio Quagliarella, Beppe Bozzo, has revealed his client had no plans to leave Turin this summer, despite the arrivals of Carlos Tevez and Fernando Llorente from Manchester City and Athletic Bilbao, respectively.

Quagliarella, 30, had been linked with a host of English clubs, including the likes of Norwich City and West Ham United, during the summer transfer window, but nothing materialised.

The Italy international was also involved in a proposed three-club deadline-day deal involving Genoa, Juve and Roma.

The deal would have brought Alberto Gilardino to the Juventus Stadium, while sending Marco Borriello to Genoa and Quagliarella to A.S. Roma.

However, all of the aforementioned speculation was for not, as Quagliarella is still a Juventus player.

“Fabio didn’t want to leave Juventus,” Bozzo told Tuttomercatoweb.

“He simply asked for more space in the side because he knows he can be of use. And boss Antonio Conte has always believed in him.

“Quagliarella received a number of offers from Italy and abroad, but the club decided to keep him because he is part of the project and considered an important player.

“Then it is only normal that you have to accept the rotation policy when you are part of a great side.”

Quagliarella bagged 13 goals and three assists in 35 appearances (17 starts) in all competitions for the Italian champions last term.

Hull to sign duo

Hull City A.F.C. are on the verge of completing the signing former Arsenal starlet Conor Henderson on free transfer, Sky Sports understands.

Henderson, who was released by Arsenal at the end of last season, is expected to be joined by former Cambridge United, Sheffield Wednesday and Sunderland player Matthew Fletcher.

The duo have impressed Hull City reserve team manager Stephen Clemence while on trial at the club, so much so that both are set to earn permanent deals after their respective goal-scoring performances on Tuesday.

“Conor Henderson is someone we’ve had in training for the last couple of weeks. He didn’t quite make the grade at Arsenal, but he’s always had a lot of potential,” he told the Hull Daily Mail.

“There’s more to come from him. He scored a free-kick and played some lovely passes around the pitch so we’ve been impressed. He’s someone we’ll look to try and do something with to get him in on a permanent basis.

“Matthew Fletcher is another one we’ll look to talk to in the next couple of days. I had him at Sunderland as an 18-year-old. He’s an Australian boy who’s gone to a few other clubs since then.

“I think he’s come on and improved, so he could be someone that can help the group.”

With that said, do not expect either player to be on the bench for the Tigers at the weekend.


Shawn Etemadi



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