Juventus to Pivot Toward Different Midfield Options

Juventus are set to miss out on Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who’s about to move to Saudi Arabia, and are assembling a new shortlist should they have the money and room to add one piece to their midfield. Cristiano Giuntoli is a well-documented fan of Teun Koopmeiners and inquired with Atalanta again in recent days, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

His price tag is high. The Bianconeri are assessing some fallbacks like Frank Kessié and Rodrigo De Paul. They aren’t so certain to stay at Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. The Old Lady is also monitoring Strasbourg’s starlet Habib Diarra, who turned heads in Ligue 1 last season. The director is particularly high on him.

Juventus need to part ways with a few fringe players before purchasing somebody in the midfield. That’s why they can’t respond to Al-Hilal’s offer for the Serb. The plan would change if Paul Pogba transferred to Saudi Arabia, but he intends to stay for now.

The Frenchman has been offered a very lucrative three-year contract. Instead, the Bianconeri would be content to receive a €10M. They’d still profit since he joined on a free.

Our Take on the Juventus Midfield

Considering his passing and creative chops, Koopmeiners would arguably be the best possible signing and fit even better than Davide Frattesi and Milinkovic-Savic. However, chances are they won’t do anything major at the position.

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