French striker Trezeguet set for Juventus exit
David Trezeguet looks set to leave Juventus in the summer after his agent, Antonio Caliendo claimed that he does not understand why boss Claudio Ranieri keeps overlooking him.
The striker has missed five months of the campaign following double knee surgery and was benched for the 1-1 draw against Inter on Saturday, despite being back to full fitness.
"I was sitting in the stands and I saw him on the bench and my heart was crying," Caliendo told Tuttosport. "And then Juve were trailing 1-0 and David, the best European goal scorer over the past ten years, was unused. A world and European champion, who has netted goals every season.
"We are not talking about a 38-year-old at the end of his career. His 161 goals for Juve speak volumes."
Trezeguet reacted angrily to being substituted during a Champions League match with Chelsea and has been playing a part-time role since.
"He is fine physically and is dying to play a full match," continued the representative. "He is acting as a great professional and is ready to give his all - even it is for just ten or 15 minutes."
Trezeguet has a contract with the Old Lady until 2011, but Caliendo admitted that his client is not willing to stand this situation any longer.
"When you get married, it is usually for the entire life, but sometimes people divorce," he concluded.
Meanwhile, Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon said he would welcome Fabio Cannavaro's return to Turin this summer.
The Italy captain and Real Madrid defender has been linked with a move back to Juve, having failed to extend his contract with the Spanish giants when his current deal ends in June.
"Someone of Cannavaro's experience would be good for any team," said Buffon. "He would be important on and off the pitch.
"It's clear he cannot be a part of the team's long-term project but then again neither would I as I'm 31."
The 35-year-old Cannavaro played two years at Juventus before moving to Real Madrid in the summer of 2006, shortly after lifting the World Cup with Italy.
Cannavaro has made 22 Primera Division appearances for Madrid this season.