Benedikt Howedes’ agent Volker Struth said that Arsenal, Roma and Leicester were after his clients signature, but instead they joined Juventus right before the transfer deadline.
“When this new situation came up we had direct contact with Juventus sporting director Paratici. Of course we were also in contact with other clubs. We held talks with Roma, Leicester and also Arsenal because we’d heard that Inter wanted Mustafi. However, it soon became clear that Juve’s interest was concrete and from the start they were Benedikt’s first choice.”
“With all due respect for Schalke, when a top club like Juve comes in you have to go there. Juve are the top.”
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