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‘It’s A Curse’ ‘Jaw Dropped At The News’ Fans React As City Linked Serie A Star Suffers Season Ending Injury

‘It’s A Curse’ ‘Jaw Dropped At The News’ Fans React As City Linked Serie A Star Suffers Season Ending Injury

Juventus defender Merih Demiral has suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury that will keep him out of action for the rest of the season, the Serie A club have confirmed.

The Turkish international scored in the 2-1 win over Roma on Sunday before being taken off just 19 minutes into the match. The defender had been reportedly targeted by Manchester City, Arsenal and Leicester, and fans on Twitter think it is a curse that is destined to befall any target linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium:

Aymeric Laporte suffered a similar injury prior to moving to City, but considering how many players the club are linked with, it’s hardly a common occurrence.

Supporters will, of course, wish Demiral a speedy recovery, but the Citizens were unlikely to sign a new centre-back during the January transfer window anyway. Defensive reinforcements to the squad are more likely to happen in the summer.