Diego wants Juve stay
Playmaker Diego has pledged his future to Juventus next term - as long as he is in the new manager's plans.
By Simone Bargellini
Last Updated: 29/05/10 8:01pm
Brazilian playmaker Diego has pledged his future to Juventus next term - as long as he is in the new manager's plans.
The 25-year-old made a 24million euros (£21.5 m) move to the Serie A giants last summer from Werder Bremen, penning a five year deal.
But he endured a difficult first season at the Stadio Olimpico, leading to speculation he could be surplus to requirements under new coach Luigi Del Neri.
But Diego insists he wants to stay at the club - as long as he is in Del Neri's plans.
The Brazilian told La Gazzetta dello Sport: "Me move away from Juve? No, I won't be going.
"I'm glad to know that my market value has not collapsed, but I don't like to see my name mentioned every day in the speculation.
"I made a choice a year ago, and I don't change my ideas just because the season was bad.
"But the club must think the same, as if I stay without playing it is not a good investment for anyone.
"The important thing is to clarify, to understand if I'm part of the project and if not we'll find the best solution for everyone.
"I'm ready to put myself on the line and I have no problems with the tactical form of De Neri (4-4-2), I'm able to adapt."