Reports: Everton interested in ‘angry’ Juventus goalkeeper

Rob Conlon
Neto: Goalkeeper unhappy at Juventus

Everton could make a January move for Juventus goalkeeper Neto, according to reports.

Neto joined Juventus on a free transfer from rivals Fiorentina, expecting to be the long-term successor to Gianluigi Buffon.

However, the Brazilian is understood to be angry at Juve CEO Beppe Marotta’s comments that the club are looking to sign a replacement for the Italy icon.

And according to Corriere dello Sport, this has alerted Everton, who have been linked with Neto in the past.

Speaking to Gazzamercato, the 27-year-old’s representative Stefano Castagna admitted his client was unhappy with Marotta’s suggestion.

“When Neto chose to come to Turin and join Juve he was given a clearly-defined path of growth. If that’s really what they’re thinking then we’ll find a solution,” Castagna said.

“Neto already asked this summer to go out [on loan] and play, but the club asked him to stay on as the vice-Buffon.

“He has put himself at the service of the club, but given his objectives with the Brazilian national team too, I think everything is there to consider somewhere for him as soon as January.

“Juve can’t play around with the career of such a strong player who is wanted across Europe. The lad is already a number 1, and wants to be so for his entire career.”