Claudio Marchisio gave an interview to the Youtube channel ‘Cronache di Spogliatoio’ and the ex-Juventus midfielder reported that Karim Benzema was close to joining the Old Lady in 2009.
“It’s true, Benzema was close to Juventus the year Ciro Ferrara was the coach. He hadn’t been good at Real and they had to choose between selling him or Gonzalo Higuain. In the end, they kept both, but Karim was really close to joining us at Juve that year. Unfortunately, that did not happen, ”said the former player in an interview.