Juventus Not Close to Adding Henderson at the Moment

Juventus have been proposed to onboard Jordan Henderson with favorable conditions relative to his contract with Al Ettiqaf. The deal isn’t on the brink of happening despite recent reports. Ajax moved early for him, and the Bianconeri aren’t completely sold yet, TuttoSport informs.

The Old Lady’s hierarchy wants to keep probing whether they could sign a real difference-maker for the future before settling for a band-aid. Teun Koopmeiners remains top of the list. He has a mammoth price tag, but Atalanta could be open to getting some youngsters in return. It’s improbable that it’ll happen in the next couple of weeks. A potential new alternative is Real Sociedad’s Mikel Merino. He has tallied 21 goals and 29 assists in 221 appearances with Real Sociedad.

According to Tuttomercatowebs Mirko Di Natale, Henderson had a negative meeting with his team, which doesn’t want to let him go out on loan, and Juventus aren’t actively working on such an acquisition following the initial contacts. The midfielder will try again to persuade his side.

The Bianconeri and Ajax have been tipped to bring in the Englishman by paying just a fraction of his large salary for the next 18 months.

Our Take on Juventus and Henderson

While suboptimal, he’d be better than most options as a late flier, especially given the meager cost. But the Old Lady seems more likely to not do anything at all despite the murmurs.

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