After a disappointing season, Juventus wants to change many things. They are counting on the mercato to make changes and find their best level.
A white season. For the Bianconeri, the year 2021-22 has been black. Back last summer on the bench of Juventus, Massimiliano Allegri has not made miracles. Already deprived of the Scudetto last year, the Old Lady did not regain its title, finishing in a disappointing fourth place. Finalist of the Italian Cup, it did not lift this trophy, won by Inter Milan. And what about the Champions League… Juve was eliminated by the surprising team of Villarreal. In short, a terrible year for the residents of the Juventus Stadium who will have to rebuild to return to the top.
It will be without Paulo Dybala, Giorgio Chiellini and Mattia De Sciglio, all of whom will be leaving at the end of the season. In the same situation, Federico Bernardeschi is talking about an extension, as his agent recently admitted. Other elements, however, could leave. According to the Gazzetta dello Sport, the Turinese do not want to keep Arthur, who is interested in Arsenal, or Aaron Ramsey, who was on loan at Rangers this season. Weston McKennie will not be retained either, as well as Moise Kean, who returned last summer on a two-year loan with a €28 million purchase option. On the other hand, the club would like to keep Alvaro Morata, on loan from Atletico and being courted by Arsenal and Barcelona.
Juve linked with PSG over Pogba, Di Maria, Paredes and Kean
The Old Lady is therefore seeing more clearly in the direction of departures as well as arrivals. Still under the leadership of Allegri, the 2022-23 version of the Turin team is slowly taking shape. The Gazzetta dello Sport has revealed what the Italian eleven could look like next year. The idea is to continue with a hard core while bringing in new blood and especially experience, especially in the midfield. A sector that has not given satisfaction to the club. It is no secret that the Bianconeri are in a battle with PSG to get their hands on Paul Pogba, who is free on June 30. “The perfect midfielder” in the eyes of Allegri according to the transalpine media.
According to La Stampa, the Bianconeri are offering a three-year contract with a salary of 8 million euros net, plus 2 in bonuses. The player would like 4 years, which PSG would have offered him with a salary of 11 million euros. Despite everything, Juve has a chance to go through with it, since the Pogba file is on standby in Paris according to our information. Competing on this case, the Parisians and the Turinese could well do business. Indeed, the Italian publication assures that Leandro Paredes, pushed out at PSG, pleases Juventus. The latter intends to take advantage of Leonardo’s interest in Moise Kean to attempt an exchange.
An eleven that takes shape
The Italians also intend to use within the club of the capital to strengthen the offensive sector. According to Corriere della Sera, Angel Di Maria has been proposed at the end of his contract. For its part, the Gazzetta explains that the ADM dosser has made good progress, even if both sides have to agree on the salary level. Another reinforcement hoped for by Juventus: Ivan Perisic. Free at the end of the season, the Croatian is very close to an agreement for a two-year contract (6 million per year) with Turin. Juventus’ summer project has thus begun. At the same time, the Italian club is moving forward on another project, that of contract extensions.
Recently, Juan Cuadrado has extended his lease until 2023. The objective of the Bianconera management is now to extend Matthijs de Ligt until 2026. The club wants to armor him with a clause at 120 million euros and make him their defensive leader and future captain. According to the Italian publication, the discussions were positive with his lawyer. Enough to give a smile to Juventus, which is taking shape more than ever. If all the recruits sign well, the eleven could look like this according to Gazzetta: Szczęsny, Cuadrado-Bonucci-De Ligt-Alex Sandro, Zakaria-Locatelli-Pogba, Di Maria-Vlahovic-Perisic. A team that would look good and could evolve if the Paredes file were to be closed.