Despite Paul Pogba and Nicolò Fagioli’s suspensions, Juventus won’t sign a new midfielder pronto but will rather take their time. Kalvin Phillips and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg are reportedly two concrete targets. However, their brass hasn’t accelerated because Massimiliano Allegri isn’t fully sold on either, Sky informs (via OneFootball).
“I don’t ask for anything. Our directors are doing their job. We have a youngster named Joseph Nonge, if he straightens up a little…”
Juventus have been linked to Arsenal’s budding midfielder Charlie Patino, who has been offered to them by some intermediaries, but the management considers him only an option for the future, Calciomercato informs. There’s no ongoing negotiation with Arsenal.
The Old Lady might be reluctant to pay €25M for Hojbjerg. Their old target Manu Koné could resurface because he hasn’t been as essential as in the past for Borussia Moenchengladbach due to a pair of injuries and a suspension.
Our Take on Juventus Searching for a Midfielder
Phillips and Hojbjerg would be good signings if they didn’t cost a lot, which isn’t the case, but their real necessity is a creative midfielder who would restore the oomph occasionally provided, but mostly promised, by Pogba. The right name might not have emerged yet. Lazar Samardzic seems headed to Napoli, Rodrigo De Paul is too hard to sign, and Georgyi Sudakov might be too expensive since he’d be a gamble in that role.
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