Sky Sports report that Leicester City have ended their interest in Juventus’ Merih Demiral following his serious injury against Roma in Serie A.
The 21-year-old centre-back suffered a serious injury in the Bianconeri’s latest fixture back in Italy and Sky Sports understand that he will have surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament he damaged during their 2-1 victory over Roma.
Needless to say, this ends any kind of hope of Leicester signing the young player in the ongoing January transfer window and he will be staying in Turin for the time being.
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The Foxes, as well as some other Premier League clubs such as Arsenal and Manchester United, have been interested in a potential deal this month and Juventus, although seemingly reluctant to let him go, rated him at £35m.
But now, with him out with a serious injury, he is set to remain at Juventus.
Even though it seems like a big blow now, there’s a silver lining for Juventus in Demiral’s injury.
Of course, the player has largely been on the fringes throughout the 2019/20 campaign, having only played one game before December, but has risen to prominence lately, starting six successive games for the team.
This could indicate that Maurizio Sarri has rediscovered his trust in the 21-year-old and that he still might have a future at the club.
With that being said, he was still on the radar for many Premier League clubs and this injury could be a blessing in disguise since it will make sure the talent is not snatched away.
And yes, this does look like a serious injury, and those are never good news, but the Bianconeri have to look at the silver lining of every situation and there’s certainly one here.