Juventus and Napoli Likely Priced Out for Shakhtar Star

Juventus and Napoli will rekindle their interest in Georgiy Sudakov next summer as they’ll need to retool their midfields. However, he might be just a pipe dream for them given his sky-high price tag and the competition, Corriere dello Sport relayed (via Voce del Vesuvio).

The Azzurri made a strong attempt for him in January, as the player himself confirmed. However, their €40M offer wasn’t enough. Shakhtar Donetsk didn’t want to sell him at the time. He has since renewed his contract, raising his release clause. He has posted 9 goals and 6 assists this campaign.

While Sudakov might depart for a lower summer compared to it, his side demands no less than €50M plus add-ons, which is probably too high for both Juventus and Napoli. The Bianconeri might be willing to splurge just for Teun Koopmeiners. Though, the Premier League sides, especially Liverpool, might outbid them for the Atalanta ace.

The two Serie A sides are pondering some alternatives. Both are eyeing Manuel Ugarte, should PSG make him available for a reasonable fee or on loan, and Lazar Samardzic. The Azzurri are also keen on Borussia Monchengladbach’s Manu Koné.

Our Take on Juventus, Napoli, and Sudakov

The two Italian clubs have too many holes to use most of their budget on a single acquisition. Even though he’s uber-talented, he wouldn’t be the cleanest fit for either. Like other Shakhtar Donetsk stars before him, he’s likely to wind up in England for a mammoth price tag.

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