Juan’s reply, during an exclusive interview with club media at Carrington, included a warning that the Portugal international may have to wait longer than a year before any switch can even be contemplated.
“At least another year!” laughed the 33-year-old.
“I think he’s happy that I’m staying and I’m happy to be playing with him. We’ve got a great relationship since he came and, of course, he’s been brilliant for us on and off the pitch. He’s also a great guy and an example for others. Unfortunately for him, he will have to be patient!”