Juventus and Atletico Madrid have crossed paths on the transfer market multiple times in recent windows, although not many deals got done in the end. For instance, the Bianconeri tried to bring back Alvaro Morata a few times to no avail.
Per Calciomercato, Rodrigo De Paul is one of the main targets for the midfield. Instead, the Colchoneros covet Dusan Vlahovic. The Argentine possesses all the qualities the Old Lady is looking for. On the other hand, his team wants to keep him, set a robust price tag, €35/40M, and isn’t lenient on the formula. The Turin-based outfit prefers a loan with an option or conditioned obligation to make the deal permanent.
Atletico Madrid have shown significant interest in Vlahovic, and Juventus are having trouble coming to terms with him on a new contract. His wages are very bulky, especially because they increase annually.
The Bianconeri had already planned the departure of the Serb in the summer. Though, no team came close to their valuation, roughly €70M. The Colchoneros have the right makeweights to convince then, should they pursue him more decisively.
Our Take on Juventus and Atletico Madrid
A mega-trade involving Vlahovic, De Paul, and Morata would make a lot of sense for both sides technically and economically. However, swaps of that magnitude don’t really happen in football. The Bianconeri will probably steer clear of this kind of operation following the ‘plusvalenze’ trial.
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