He declined a lot in his last season with us especially when it came to his speed but even at that level he was and still is infinitely more effective than Matri, Bentdner and Anelka combined. We even gave an old Drogba some serious consideration. There is no good way to look at how Juve treated Alex. I havent witnessed such a classless act in italian football.
It is outright shameful and cannot be compared to Madrid's treatment of Raul because the context is very different. Madrid were overhauling the squad to purchase world class players for top money in every position and had both Higuain and Benzema in his position. Since they sold Raul, the worst player they ever signed in his position was Adebayor (a very good striker) for half a season loan as an emergency signing and he did very well. Also, Raul wasnt willing to be a madrid player at a very low salary while Alex did.
If Juve were freeing Alex's position because he wanted a proper wage and some rotation game time with Tevez and Suarez I'd understand but to not even let him rotate with the mediocrity of Vucinic, giovinco, guags and the awfulness of bentdner and Anelka then that is a disgrace. I will never forgive Agnelli for this even if his reign as president is as successful as Barca's last decade.