Juventus can save £5 million in wages if they release Sami Kheidra from his contract at the end of this season, Calciomercato reports as the Wolves and West Ham United target closes in on a move away from Turin.
A man who conquered the world with Germany six years ago is one of those rare beasts – he is both hugely successful, with one of the most impressive CVs in the game, but remains almost criminally underrated.
And, at 33, the temptation may be to write off a man who could be heading to the Premier League at last this summer. Though Khedira has made a career out of proving the naysayers wrong and don’t be surprised if he proves to be one of the best bargain signings made by any club in Europe this summer.
The former Real Madrid ace is more than capable of adding some elite-level experience and a steel-clad winning mentality to a Wolves side who are chipping away ferociously at the glass ceiling (Calciomercato).
And while West Ham don’t have a great track record when it comes to signing veterans, Khedira still has plenty left to offer unlike, say, an over-the-hill Patrice Evra or Alvaro Arbeloa.
The four-time Serie A champion is under contract at Juventus until 2021 but, according to Calciomercato, the Turin giants could opt to release him 12 months earlier in order to shave Khedira’s £100,000-a-week wages (which equates to £5 million altogether) off their budget.
With even the world’s biggest and most powerful clubs likely to be hit hard by a financial crisis of unprecedented scale, this is an opportunity Juve are unlikely to waste.