Why is Italy’s Benfica striker on the verge of leaving for Juventus?

The Bianconeri have reportedly agreed a €15 million deal for Juventus striker Benficos’ former Inter teammate Sergio Ramos.

The 29-year-old has been on loan at the Italian giants for the past two seasons, but the Serie A side are reportedly looking to offload him in the coming weeks after he failed to impress in the league.

His agent, Alessandro Costabile, has reportedly told reporters that the Nerazzurri are looking to complete a deal for the striker before the end of the season.

It remains to be seen whether he will stay at the Vicente Calderon in Buenos Aires, but Ramos would be a massive addition to the Nerazos attack.

The Italian international scored 23 goals in 38 appearances last season and has been tipped to join Juventus at the end, but Juventus have been left with no choice but to sell Ramos to Juventus in order to fund a new deal.

It would be the latest twist in a saga that has seen Ramos’ Inter career fall through and his €20m release clause being slapped on the door of Inter this summer.

A deal for Ramos was confirmed last week, but it would not be the first time Inter have looked to off-load the striker.

A few weeks ago, Inter announced that the club had signed the former Barcelona and Atletico Madrid man from Palermo for €6.7m, although Ramos was left out of their initial squad.

A move to Juventus is unlikely to happen this summer, as the Biancones have the financial resources to compete with the Bianchias for the player.

The Nerazes are currently second in Serie A and have not won in the Champions League since 2006, and Ramos has only featured once in the competition this season.

The striker’s future at the Neras could be a major stumbling block for the Biancocelesti.