Juventus opt against permanent deal for Arek Milik

UDINE, ITALY - JUNE 04: Arkadiusz Milik of Juventus during the Serie A match between Udinese Calcio and Juventus at Dacia Arena on June 04, 2023 in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

Striker Arek Milik is on his way back to parent club Marseille following his yearlong loan spell with Juventus.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the Bianconeri declined to exercise the €7 million purchase option that was added into the deal when the ex-Napoli man joined the club last summer. Though, his return to France will likely be brief as the Ligue 1 side are determined to sell him this summer.

Milik primarily served as the backup to Dusan Vlahovic this season and was limited to just 17 league starts under Max Allegri. Despite this he still collected a respectable tally of 7 goals and 1 assist in 26 total appearances in Serie A.