Jeremy Menez has played in Italy before—before Roma made it big, before Paris Saint-Germain came calling and lured the Frenchman to the capital and before undergoing back surgery, spending most of the season on the bench.
This season, Menez has made just six starts in Ligue 1, and his contract expires by the end. No doubt he will leave. He likes Juventus very much.
“They are one of the strongest in Europe, destined to play a leading role in the Champions League," he told Italian paper La Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Joe Wright of Goal.com). "The squad is full of quality, full of champions, even in my position.”
He also told the newspaper that the years he spent with Roma were "important." He speaks the language, he understands Serie A, and he still watches some of the games.
Journalist Gianluca Di Marzio squashed rumours suggesting that Juventus and Menez had reached an agreement. He says they aren’t negotiating with him. Not yet, anyway.
Juventus almost signed the player in the winter, per L'Equipe (h/t Football Italia), but now, they have a real chance to get the 26-year-old player in the summer—for free. Here are the reasons why Juve should not hesitate to sign the Frenchman.