Former Dutch midfielder Wesley Sneijder has offered to help troubled Juventus striker Mohamed Ihattaren get back on track.
The Dutchman has just been sent back to Juve by Ajax who loaned him out at the start of the year.
The 20-year-old joined Juve at the start of last season and was soon loaned out to Sampdoria.
His troubled time at the Serie A club saw him play no games for them before leaving AWOL.
Juve were forced to terminate that deal and send him to Ajax but he still can’t walk away from his troubled life off the pitch.
Ajax are fed up and have sent him back to Juve, with the striker set to be part of the Bianconeri squad from January.
Sneijder helped him out and the ex-Inter Milan man offered to continue supporting the youngster.
He said via Calciomercato:
“If you come from such a neighborhood, there is always something lurking. When you leave the house, you meet some guys. He realizes it too. I said, “Try to avoid everything and just focus on getting in shape.” And he will, he said. And I will help him in this, I do it for him.
Juve FC says
Ihattaren has been a shock signing for most Juve fans and it’s hard to see him in club colours.
He is talented, but his life off the pitch will deny him a chance to become a successful professional footballer.