Juventus Boss Allegri Not Enthused over January Targets

While the Juventus management is hard at work to find a new midfielder, coach Massimiliano Allegri isn’t so eager to bring in new players despite losing Paul Pogba and Nicolò Fagioli. They are after two Premier League options in particular, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Kalvin Phillips, Corriere dello Sport relays.

The Bianconeri would need to empty their coffers to acquire the Dane. Instead, the Manchester City outcast is gettable on loan. Their directors haven’t accelerated for either after a trip to England.

Despite the absences, the manager wouldn’t mind standing pat to rely on his current options and groom the youngsters. He has appreciated the recent performances of those who had slow starts and improved once given more playing time, such as Moise Kean, Filip Kostic, Daniele Rugani, Fabio Miretti, and Federico Gatti. Allegri won’t put pressure on the Juventus brass for an acquisition.

That also depends on how the Old Lady fares between January and whether it stays in title contention. But the gaffer is very wary that any change, even those that look like clear improvements on paper, could have adverse side effects.

Our Take on Allegri and the Juventus Plans

While there’s some logic with his reported stance, they are one injury away from fielding very unproven players. His reservations might also come from the lack of Serie A experience of their primary targets. It’s hard to imagine he wouldn’t sign off on acquiring Rodrigo De Paul, for instance.

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