Juventus Execs to Meet with Coach to Finetune Strategy

Juventus and Massimiliano Allegri will get back to work this week after some days off. The coach is poised for a summit with the directors to nail down the priorities for the January window.

According to TuttoSport, the gaffer will ask for a wing-back to alternate with Juan Cuadrado and Filip Kostic. The Colombian international and Alex Sandro are both on expiring contracts and unlikely to re-up. The Bianconeri can’t splurge right now and will address the need with a relatively inexpensive addition.

Joakim Maehle is currently the leader in the clubhouse for the role because he can feature on both flanks. Atalanta won’t give him away but won’t put up fierce resistance either if they get a good offer. Instead, it might be more challenging to convince Torino and Spezia to sell Wilfried Singo and Emil Holm given their importance to their respective teams. They’ll test the waters with Real Madrid to see if they are willing to let Alvaro Odriozola go.

Juventus and Allegri will also address potential departures in the midfield. Weston McKennie could leave for a solid bid, and considering his contractual situation, the club will have to mull the proposals for Adrien Rabiot. Instead, the chases of pricey players, such as a lefty center-back, or long-standing targets Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Nicolò Zaniolo will most likely be postponed to the summer to find more resources.

Our Take on the Old Lady’s January Plans

The young midfielders are faring well, but they shouldn’t be in a rush to sell McKennie because Paul Pogba might need some time to be a regular contributor, let alone an elite one, and they can’t compromise their depth. Adding Maehle would be a little underwhelming.

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