Viana linked with Serie A move

Last updated : 06 October 2003 By Martyn Elliott

According to the Portuguese midfielder is unhappy with his lack of first-team opportunities at St James’ Park and Juventus are monitoring the situation.

There was nothing in the report that confirmed the story or indicated whether or not it referred to a loan deal or permanent move.

Viana arrived with a huge reputation at the start of last season and although he has been unlucky with injuries is yet to justify his £8.5million price-tag. He’s undoubtedly a talented player, as we have seen on rare occasions, but whether or not the Premiership was a good move for him is another matter.