Juventus and Napoli Interested in Crystal Palace Star

Juventus and Napoli have inquired about Jean-Philippe Mateta, who has had a very prolific second half of the season at Crystal Palace. The Partenopei are set to lose Victor Osimhen in the summer. Instead the Bianconeri might shake up their deputies up front.

According to L’Equipe (via Mediaset), the striker will soon talk with his coach and team and decide whether to stay. Among his suitors, he has had the most concrete talks with the Azzurri. He has bagged 13 of his 16 Premier League goals from January on. The Eagles signed him from Mainz for €14.5M in 2022.

Per Tuttomercatoweb, Juventus director has been keeping tabs on Mateta since his Napoli days. He got his start in Ligue 1 with Olympique Lyonnais and Le Havre before flourishing.

The Bianconeri will have to decide what to do with Moise Kean, whose contract expires in 2025. Arkadius Milik is reportedly not a lock to stay put either.

Crystal Palace are coached by former Eintracht Frankfurt boss Oliver Glasner. They are a potential destination for Filip Kostic, who’s probably on his way out.

Our Take on Napoli, Juventus, and Mateta

He’d be a fine addition for both, but Premier League stars always have inflated price tags and wages that are hard to match for Serie A sides. The Partenopei wouldn’t be wrong to go with a sure thing rather than rolling the dice with an unproven youngster person to replace Victor Osimhen.

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