Juventus Making Strides in Pursuit of Top Serie A Goalkeeper

Serie A outfits Juventus and Monza have reportedly launched negotiations over Michele Di Gregorio’s summer move to Turin. Calciomercato details how Bianconeri sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli sees the highly-rated goalkeeper as Wojciech Szczesny’s long-term replacement between the sticks. 

Massimiliano Allegri’s future at the Allianz Stadium is among the club’s top priorities heading into the summer. However, Giuntoli refuses to let the Italian manager’s situation hinder his effort to build a competitive squad following another embarrassing Serie A season.

Wojciech Szczesny has been one of the bright spots in an otherwise dismal campaign. But he won’t last forever. The Pole’s contract expires in 2025, and he’s already 34. Juventus trust their long-serving No. 1 to remain the first choice next season as well, even though he enters the autumn of his playing career.

On the other hand, Mattia Perin has fallen out of favor with the board. Recurring injury problems and relatively sparse game time have derailed his stint at Juventus. Like Szczesny, his deal runs out at the end of the next season, with the Turin giants unwilling to offer him fresh terms.

Di Gregorio is Giuntoli’s idea for life after the former Arsenal stopper. The 26-year-old has been outstanding in Monza’s two top-flight campaigns, earning a reputation as one of the most reliable keepers in Serie A. Talks are already underway, with Raffaele Palladino’s side prepared to sanction the Italian’s move to Juventus for an appropriate price.

Even if a deal goes through in the coming months, Szczesny should commence next season as a starter.

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