Felipe Anderson’s departure from Lazio at the end of 2023/24 is a virtual-certainty, with Juventus poised to reap the benefits of the breakup. According to Corriere dello Sport via JuventusNews24, the record-time Italian champions have already held two meetings with the Brazilian’s representatives to broker a summer deal.
Anderson’s contract at the Stadio Olimpico expires in six months, with Lazio unable to tie him down to fresh terms. Despite initially agreeing an extension, Claudio Lotito has put negotiations on hold due to the forward’s indifferent form in the first half of the season.
Renewal looks far-fetched at this point. Anderson can’t find his feet, netting just once in 15 Serie A appearances this year. But his rough patch at Lazio has failed to deter Juventus from attempting to bring him to the Allianz Stadium next summer.
Cristiano Giuntoli is an admirer of the versatile forward. Talks between the parties are ongoing. But though there’s smoke, ‘no cigar’ yet. It seems Juventus are re-evaluating their approach, aware of the 30-year-old’s hefty wage demands.
Known for his carefully managed transfer dealings, Giuntoli wants to get a better understanding of Anderson’s form and fitness before making a final move. Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri could use more bodies up front after failing to reinforce his frontline last summer.
However, any deal to bring Anderson to Juventus would have to wait until the end of the season. For the moment, the Scudetto hopefuls must settle for a short deck.
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