Juve with Giuntoli: Vlahovic-Giuntoli intrigue and all other names
Rabiot only evaluates the renewal with Europa. Frattesi advances. And Rovella can come back
She will be a younger and more sustainable lady, with or without Europe. But whether the cups are played or not will change the budget and strategies of the transfer market. Juve are preparing for any eventuality, especially after reading the reasons published by the Sports Guarantee Board at CONI.
The risk of a season without international commitments is there and Continassa is aware of that. Simple adjustments (in the case of Europe) or revolution (without Europe). Pending the verdicts, the upper floors of Juve will certainly want to entrust sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli, who along with President Aurelio De Laurentiis was the great architect of the Napoli championship. The cross-divisional managing director Francesco Calvo guarantees the point of contact between the present and the future. Starting with the renewals. Juan Cuadrado, who is about to sail, will say goodbye in June. While, regardless of Europe, Angel Di Maria has always opened up the possibility of staying in Turin, where his family is also very happy. The Champions League, on the other hand, is crucial for Adrien Rabiot’s programs, courted by the Premier League. A Juve qualifying for the next Europe would at least have the chance to sit at a table with Veronique, the French agent’s mother.
Juve 2023-24 will start redesigning the defense again. And especially the outer lanes. If Cuadrado says goodbye, Andrea Cambiaso returns to Bologna from loan. But the serious injury to Mattia De Sciglio, fresh from an anterior cruciate ligament operation on his right knee (six months out), will force the Bianconeri to buy another full-back. In the Champions League event, Ivan Fresneda, the 18-year-old from Valladolid, is expected to face a Transfermarkt match against Milan. Without Europe, keep an eye out for loan opportunities like Noussair Mazraoui (Bayern). And in the middle? The favorites are Pau Torres (Villarreal) and Giorgio Scalvini (Atalanta), potentially viable investments only with the proceeds of the Champions League. Alternatively, without cups and net of renewal Alex Sandro, straight antennas on Mattia Viti, ex Empoli now in Nice. But the new centre-back could also be Dean Huijsen, the 18-year-old Dutchman from Juve Next Gen.
MIDFELD AND ATTACK
Davide Frattesi (Sassuolo), with or without cups, is the first name to reinforce the median. Talks have been going on for months and Juve remain in pole position. Another place in midfield, all the more so if Rabiot were to clear a box, is occupied by Nicolò Rovella (on loan to Monza), though he would replace Leandro Paredes in the role. And in attack? Without the Champions League, there is a risk of a sale in the name of the budget and to finance the transfer campaign. Dusan Vlahovic is being targeted by several European clubs (Bayern, Manchester United, Newcastle) and with an offer of 60-70m the Bianconeri will find it hard to resist. As a possible replacement, unrelated to Arek Milik (Marseille’s transfer fee is set at €7m), watch out for Gianluca Scamacca, who could also leave West Ham on loan.
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