Moussa Sissoko has revealed Blaise Matuidi had his heart set on a move to Juventus way back at Euro 2016.
After a trophy-laden five years at Paris Saint-Germain, Matuidi was desperate to embark on a new challenge at Juve, according to his France team-mate Sissoko, but his club to blocked the transfer.
“At Clairefontaine [France’s training centre], I was often with him in the room,” Spurs midfielder Sissoko told FourFourTwo.
“I could see that he wanted to leave and certainly wanted a new challenge.”
‘Juventus were interested in him, it was something exciting for him. But, unfortunately, PSG were against his departure. I can understand that.
‘Blaise is an amazing player who has contributed a lot to PSG and the France national team. I know what it’s like when you want to leave a club, because I was in the same situation – I wanted to leave.’