By ESPNSTAR.com staff
Isla first moved to Italy in 2007 when he was signed by Udinese and immediately established himself as a key member of the Zebrette, helping them to back-to-back top-four finishes in the last two seasons.
His sparkling displays eventually saw him linked with a move away from the Stadio Friuli and while it was Juve he ended up joining, Isla revealed he could easily have ended up playing for the Nerazzurri, but heeded the advice of fellow Chile international Arturo Vidal, who was signed by the Bianconeri at the start of last season.
"I spoke with my agent and he told me that two of the biggest Italian teams, Juventus and Inter, were trying to sign me," he told Sky Sport Italia.
"I joined Juventus for two reasons - firstly because Arturo told me lots about this club and said it was a wonderful group full of friendships.
"Secondly, they also bought [ex-Udinese midfielder Kwadwo] Asamoah. I'm good friends with him and to have him here is a pleasure."
The 24-year-old also compared current boss Antonio Conte to Marcelo Bielsa and Francesco Guidolin, his former coaches at Chile and Udinese respectively.
"Conte is very similar to Bielsa because he always works 100% tactically," Isla added. "This is very nice for a player.
"Both Conte and Francesco Guidolin are two coaches who work so hard, are hungry to win and talk lots with young players. It is good for a young man when the coach talks to you. I think they are almost equal."
Isla also touched on his friendship with Vidal.
"I've always got on very well with Arturo," he explained. "When I play on the pitch with him it is a pleasure.
"It's wonderful that he is Chilean and remains a key player. He is as important as Alexis Sanchez for Chile - a warrior, someone who always eats the opponents' ankles."
Juventus are next in action on Saturday when they entertain fifth-placed Lazio in Serie A.