Juventus Land Milik, Maintain Pole Position for Paredes

Massimiliano Allegri has signed off on onboarding Arkadiusz Milik, and Juventus also deepened the contacts to bring in their long-time target Leandro Paredes. The Polish striker will arrive in Turin later today. His agent spent about a day in town to finalize the agreements.

As per Sky, the numbers will be slightly different than those previously circulating. The Bianconeri will pay €1M for the initial loan spell and €8M more if they activate the option to buy. Some add-ons are present in both cases. The player will ink a four-year contract with €3.5M wages.

After securing Milik, Juventus will focus on talks with PSG for Paredes. The recent contacts have been positive. The formula should be similar to the one used for Marseille star, perhaps with the caveat of a conditioned obligation to make the transfer permanent. The French champions set a €20M price tag for the Argentine, Corriere dello Sport relays.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the chase of Memphis Depay was connected to the sale of Adrien Rabiot to Manchester United. The two have matching salaries. Once such deal collapsed, the Bianconeri opted for the former Napoli marksman. He will earn half as much as the Dutchman would have. The Turin club made further unsuccessful attempts to lower his demands, TuttoSport reports.

Our Take on Juventus Signing Milik and Closing In on Paredes

If the reports were accurate, the sudden U-turn on Depay would be more understandable. In the end, the coach wanted a deputy for Dusan Vlahovic, and the directors gave him a pure center-forward with a proven track record in Serie A. Instead, the alternative had different traits. It’s probably just a matter of time before the PSG outcast joins too.

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