Juventus Sketch Out Grand Transition in the Midfield

Adrien Rabiot has put together his best stretch joining Juventus, but he’s on an expiring contract and might leave at the end of the season, and Juventus have had some contacts to onboard Sergej Milinkovic-Savic down the line.

As per La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Bianconeri talked with the camp of the Serbian ace over the weekend. They wish to reach an agreement on personal terms early to beat the competition. It shouldn’t be a problem, as the midfielder has relatively low wages. He makes €3.2M, and he’s unlikely to get much more from Lazio. Instead, he could easily earn €6/7M if he moved to Turin. The very aware Stadium crowd applauded him when he subbed off.

Rabiot bested Milinkovic-Savic on the pitch in the recent clash between Juventus and Lazio, pickpocketing the opponent and then uncorking a great long ball for Moise Kean to set up the opening goal. The Frenchman has logged five goals and two assists so far. He has basically already matched his offensive production from entire previous campaigns. While the Bianconeri wish to keep him, he demands €10M per year to re-up, and they can’t get that high.

The Old Lady would obviously need to meet the Biancocelesti’s requests to acquire the 27-year-old. The counterparty wants €100M. However, they won’t negotiate from a position of strength next summer. His deal runs out in 2024, and he doesn’t plan to extend it.

Our Take on Juventus, Rabiot, and Milinkovic-Savic

Even though the former has been showing well this season, this would be a clear upgrade, and the fact that the Lazio star has been overlooked by Premier League sides for years works in their favor for the potential coup.

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