Giuntoli Sets Foot at Juventus with Challenging Task

Cristiano Giuntoli reached Turin Tuesday and will formally begin his Juventus reign later this week. The director was released by Napoli on the final possible day; otherwise, the Bianconeri would have had to ask the FA for a waiver for him to operate this summer.

Per TuttoSport, the first order of business for the exec will be to inject optimism and confidence into the club. He’ll look to reel in Dusan Vlahovic and Federico Chiesa. Selling them would be a boon for the finances, but it’d be more beneficial technically if they returned to their Fiorentina levels. The duo will have to patch things up with Massimiliano Allegri.

According to the outlet, Giuntoli was told by the incumbent officials that Juventus would have a different coach by the time he landed, but that won’t be the case. In order to keep ahold of the ex-Viola pair, the Old Lady needs to bring in large funds from sales. They saved money by not retaining Juan Cuadrado, Angel Di Maria, and Leandro Paredes. Moreover, they shipped Dejan Kulusevski off to Tottenham.

Denis Zakaria, Arthur, and Weston McKennie are next on the docket. The Premier League is the most likely destination for all three. Alex Sandro and Leonardo Bonucci would leave if they found a landing spot they liked. Their departures would significantly lower the payroll.

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