Juventus Ready to Shake Hands with Budding Defender

Federico Gatti supplanted Alex Sandro after being unused in the first two matches and showed well against Empoli and Lazio. He’s already tied to the team for a few more years. Though, the management wants to reward him with a new contract, SportMediaset informs.

The negotiation figures to be less challenging and quicker relative to the ones with Adrien Rabiot, Dusan Vlahovic, and Federico Chiesa. The youngster has improved his status since his move from Frosinone. If he keeps going, he’ll easily start over the veteran regularly.

Gatti has one of the lowest salaries in the Juventus squad, €1M, since he was acquired from a Serie B side. The brass is plotting to tack on one year to the current expiry rate, 2027, and bump up his pay.

The Bianconeri signed the 25-year-old in January 2022, beating Torino to the punch, for €5.4M. They let him finish the season in Ciociaria. He was introduced slowly but featured 27 times across all competitions last season, scoring twice. He has two caps with Italy as well.

Our Take on Juventus and Gatti

He’s due for an extension and should be in the XI in most matches since he’s more reliable and physical than Alex Sandro. Despite being massive, he has enough agility to hold his own as a braccetto. In addition, he got rid of the mental lapses in his first few months at the club.

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