Juventus Put Speed Demon Up for Sale

Juventus spent two years chasing the signature of Filip Kostic, but it could only take a few weeks to get rid of it. According to Sport1 journalist Patrick Berger, the Italian giants have placed the Serbia international on the market to raise funds amid the club’s financial turmoil.

After eight years in the Bundesliga, Kostic joined Juventus from Eintracht Frankfurt last summer. Massimiliano Allegri’s men harbored a long-term interest in the 30-year-old before finally capturing him a year ago. Their confidence the left-footed forward would be a perfect fit for them wasn’t unjustified.

Kostic made 54 appearances for Juventus in his first season at the Allianz Stadium, including 37 in Serie A. The output was there. He netted three league goals and added eight assists to cement his status as an indispensable first-team star in Turin. However, that may not be enough to keep him in Italy beyond the summer.

Juventus need cash to finance their recruitment plans. Since Kostic’s international colleague Dusan Vlahovic commands an excessive price tag, he could take the bullet. Allegri’s men have pinned a €12 million asking price on the winger’s head. There’s no shortage of suitors.

Clubs from England, Saudi Arabia, Germany, and Turkey have placed watchful eyes on Kostic. The news of the Italians’ decision to sell their prized asset comes less than 24 hours after Juventus agreed to sell Luca Pellegrini and Nicolo Rovella to Lazio for a combined fee of €21m.

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