Juventus Mulling Ways to Downsize Squad and Save Money

Juventus will be forced to employ cost-cutting measures as the upcoming point deduction will likely see them drop below the top four, thus missing out on the Champions League and its prize money. While they have to wait to finalize their next sporting director, they are starting to ponder decisions about their squad.

Per Sky, the management is leaning forward not retaining Angel Di Maria. The Argentine alluded that he would like to stay put. Though, the team might pull the plug on the renewal. The ratio between his wages and his performances and availability would be tough to justify under the different scenario.

Moreover, Juventus are open to listening to offers for Dusan Vlahovic. Bayern Munich have shown the most interest as of late. The Bianconeri have been informed and would carefully consider a hefty bid, provided they have a quality alternative in hand. Other sides rumored to be keen, for instance Chelsea and Manchester United, haven’t made formal advances.

The Old Lady has struck a deal with Napoli exec Cristiano Giuntoli. However, he needs to come to terms with Aurelio De Laurentiis on his release. If the situation keeps stalling, they might promote Giovanni Manna. He has been helming the Next Gen squad in the past couple of seasons.

Our Take on Juventus

Reality is sinking in following the Europa League elimination, which was the best avenue to qualify for the top competition unless UEFA intervened too. On top of that missed income, it will be the first summer without Andrea Agnelli and his overly ambitious cohorts at the helm. The new brass will be much more attentive to the balance sheets. Painful decisions will be inevitable.

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