Salgado set for Juve switch
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Juventus have reportedly agreed a loan deal with Real Madrid for Michel Salgado.Reports have emerged suggesting that Juventus have agreed a loan deal with Real Madrid that will see Michel Salgado move to Italy in January.
Real already have an agreement in place that will see Brazil international right back Cicinho move to the Santiago Bernabeu when the transfer window re-opens, and it now appears Salgado will be allowed to leave as a result.
The Primera titans have brought in Uruguayan youngster Carlos Diogo to increase competition at right back, but Cicinho's arrival looks certain to all but end Salgado's stay in the Spanish capital.
The player himself, who joined Real from Celta Vigo in the summer of 1999, admits he is pleased with the prospect of a switch to Juventus.
"Real have offered me to Juventus on a six-month loan deal starting in January," Salgado is quoted as saying.
"The Real directors have told me this directly and it is a solution that I am happy with."
The initial six-month loan is likely to include an option to make the deal permanent should Salgado impress in Turin - and Cicinho in Madrid.
Juve were thought to be interested in the Spain international earlier this summer, but were rebuffed after Real's attempts to bring in Cicinho from Sao Paulo before the season started failed.
Salgado started Real's opening league match of the season, the 2-1 away victory against Cadiz.