Juve’s dynamic midfielder Hernanes could depart the club in order to make space for a new player in the center.
He was close to being gone in January when Jiangsu was heavily interested. Now it seems more concrete as Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG seem like potential suitors.
The Chinese football league has made massive investments over the past few transfer periods bringing in players like Jackson Martinez, Fredy Guarin, Teixeira, Ezequiel Lavezzi and more. Nowadays the far east is becoming a dumping ground for talents in Europe who don’t quite make the cut as superstars to go play in China and make high profile cash.
For Hernanes, Tuttosport says that Juventus would prefer a sale to China because of the way the tax laws work. They would receive the cash as net, which could be around €8.5 million for the Brazilian midfielder.
The 31 year old Brazil international was signed by Juventus for €13 million from Inter last summer and played in 24 games in all competitions, scoring a lone goal.