Palladino loving Juve life
By Andrew Scurr. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Raffaele Palladino is enjoying life at Juventus as speculation links Manchester United with a bid for the striker.
Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly considering a swoop for the Italian Under 21 international, although the £13million (é¼19million) price tag may put The Red Devils off.
Palladino has scored eight goals in Serie B this season as Juventus attempt to make a quick return to Italy's top flight.
"I'm having a great time at this club and I like it here," Palladino is quoted in Football Italia. "I want to win the Serie B title this season and then play in the First Division in this jersey.
"I'm obviously happy to be receiving so many compliments, but I just want to keep my feet on the ground right now."
Juve are believed to be readying a new long-term deal for the 22-year-old, who has three years remaining on his current contract.
"No one has offered me a renewal yet, but there is no hurry," Palladino added. "I still have three years ahead of me before my current contract ends."