Juventus Adjust Their Plans to Renovate the Midfield

Juventus will move on from Leandro Paredes and will be in the hunt for a new deep-lying playmaker to fix their midfield next summer. While Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has long been rumored to be their primary target, he might turn out to be too expensive. If Paul Pogba stays healthy and shows well, they won’t pursue another top-notch box-to-box, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

The Lazio star will likely be on his way out at the end of the season as the extension talks aren’t progressing. However, he asks for €6M per year, which could be too onerous for their new brass’ policies. Plus, president Claudio Lotito will demand a hefty price tag despite his contractual situation.

Juventus have earmarked two different Serie A players for the position, Lecce’s Morten Hjulmand and Atalanta’s Teun Koopmeiners. However, La Dea would ask no less than €50M to part ways for their ace. The Salentini maestro would be more affordable, but a host of teams is already going after him.

The Bianconeri will stop using Manuel Locatelli as the anchor if they find the right player. They are resigned to losing Adrien Rabiot at the end of his expiring deal. They don’t expect Arthur and Denis Zakaria to be bought out by Liverpool and Chelsea, but they are unlikely to stay In Turin.

Our Take on the Juventus Midfield

It’s one further signal that the Old Lady won’t have much to spend in the summer. Koopmeiners is likely a pipe dream, while Hjulmand is more believable, and he would fit well. On the other hand, they have so many talented youngsters already in Turin or on loan elsewhere that they could simply trust them and see what they have in them.

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