"In 2010, there was the possibility of going to Real Madrid. I suffered a lot from finished 7th in the league two years in a row, especially during the second one I didn't live well. In addition to this, I would've liked to have an experience abroad.
The defender also revealed why he never ended up leaving, stating that the thought of doing so held him back once the opportunity came around.
"In England, in Spain, even in Germany. I like to learn about different cultures, new languages. The thought of leaving, though, slowed me down a lot. I never moved because of this. It's either Juventus that send you away, or you stay, at least so it was for me," he concluded.
I don't know what to think, Il Tirreno is a famous regional journal, it shouldn't be a fake news, but i can't find any other reliable source, which is strange because we know how journalist loves to shit talk about us