Juventus and Napoli Set to Duel for the Same Targets

With current Juventus exec Giovanni Manna presumably primed to take over Napoli at the end of the season, the Partenopei and the Bianconeri will be even more intertwined than they are already were following the arrival of Cristiano Giuntoli in Turin, Corriere dello Sport relays.

The Scudetto holders have already prepared the paperwork for their next sporting director and don’t anticipate any trouble with the Old Lady even though he’s under contract until 2025.

Juventus and Napoli might compete for a few players next summer. Both are keen on Georgyi Sudakov, but his price tag is exorbitant. The Azzurri tendered €40M in January but were rebuffed. He tweaked his contract afterward.

Manna might try to bring some of the youngsters he unearthed. He especially likes Matias Soulé. The reigning champions are preparing a massive overhaul of their squad, Il Mattino informs.

Very few of their players are locks to stay put, even those who joined in recent sessions. The final eight matchdays might be decisive for the future of Hamed Traoré, Natan, Giovanni Simeone, Cyril Ngonge, Jesper Lindstrom, Leo Ostigard, Jens Cajuste, Leander Dendoncker, and Pasquale Mazzocchi.

Our Take on Juventus and Napoli

The swap of directors creates an interesting dynamic, and the Bianconeri will probably change a lot in the summer too. They’ll tussle especially for cheaper but promising players. On the other hand, one has to wonder whether the Partenopei will try to build a team that can really compete for the Scudetto.

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