Juventus in search of the big shot
Eliminated prematurely from the Champions League and with a foot and a half out of the Scudetto speech, Juventus is preparing for what will be next season. The Italian Super Cup and a possible victory in the final of the Italian Cup against Atalanta, in fact, are to be considered consolation prizes that will not be enough to avoid failure. A mini revolution is shaping up, yet another in the last three years after the exonerations of Massimiliano Allegri and Andrea Pirlo; the Master, at least for the moment, will be confirmed as long as he manages to at least qualify for the next Champions League. The speech regarding Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala is different, the Portuguese will personally decide whether to honor the contract or set sail in advance to other shores; the Argentine is waiting for a call from the management for the extension of the contract which is unlikely to arrive.
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Pogba, Gosens, Haaland, Aguero and so on and so forth. The fantasy market kept us company in this week dedicated to commitments with the national teams, but for the real negotiations we will have to wait for the summer, presumably the post-European one. Juventus dreams of a great shot to convince CR7 to stay in Juventus, Haaland, Aguero o Pogba would be the right names to succeed, especially the Frenchman who, with the United’s black and white striped shirt, brought back some nostalgic memories and memories. The prodigal son will return to the fold? Maybe, with Raiola everything is possible, but the feeling is that Octopus may not be the only French footballer to wear the Juventus shirt next year.
Juventus-Lyon axis: De Sciglio unlocks Aouar
The Juventus of the future speaks French. After all, the transalpine flag has always played an important role in the history of the Old Lady, you say France and inevitably the first player that comes to mind is King Michel Platini, the former Uefa president, however, is not the only one, from Henry to Trezeguet, passing through Vieira, Thuram up to Paul Pogba. The tradition could continue in the summer along the Turin-Lyon with Houssem Aouar, class of 1998 expiring in June 2023.
For some time in the sights of Juventus and Real Madrid Lyon was quite clear about its future, with an offer below 40 million euros it will remain in France, unless Mattia De Sciglio is included in the negotiations. The former Milan full-back, on loan from the bianconeri, has literally conquered the coach Rudi Garcia to the point that the French management would like to redeem him. De Sciglio himself would like to stay in the Hexagon and the sale outright could ease Lyon’s onerous requests.
Not only Aouar: triple blow for Juventus
Aouar is not the only pawn Juventus would be interested in. Waiting to deepen the speeches for the midfielder of Algerian origin, CFO Fabio Paratici also evaluates further opportunities to be seized at Lyon. One of these would be Rayan Cherki, younger than Aouar (born in 2003) but with 24 appearances, 3 goals and as many assists in the league, in the sights of the top Premier League clubs.
And then there is Memphis Depay, a profile that Juventus has been following since the previous summer market session, destined to leave Lyon at the end of the season. “I will not oppose your decisions”, President Aulas said, almost resigned to a farewell of Dutch talent who will have to choose his next destination: the Barcelona of former Oranje coach Ronald Koeman or the Juventus of compatriot De Ligt? The Blaugrana would be looking for a valuable reinforcement forward and as well as contending with the Bianconeri El Kun Aguero, they could also intrude on the Depay operation.
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