Juventus to Start Discussing Very Challenging Renewal

Dusan Vlahovic has been healthy and productive after a weird summer and a subpar season marred by a sports hernia. If Chelsea offered more money, he would have gone to London in exchange for Romelu Lukaku. He hasn’t been affected by the summer saga and scored four goals in the first four rounds.

Juventus have initiated talks to extend his contract, which currently runs out in 2026, SportMediaset informs. His agent Darko Ristic was spotted on the stands in the Lazio game.

Vlahovic is by far the highest-paid player on the squad. His salary is a relic of a different era. He makes €9M plus add-ons. His wages are scheduled to gradually increase to €12M.

New director Cristiano Giuntoli wants to revise the sum, diluting them through an extension until 2028. He’ll try to lean on his desire to stay in Turin. Despite the numerous links to an exit, the striker didn’t push to leave and was keener on continuing with the black-and-white colors.

On the other hand, he and his agent will negotiate from a position of strength considering his impressive start. It won’t be easy to reach an agreement in short order.

Our Take on Juventus and Vlahovic

His pay is surely unsustainable, and that’s part of the reason why he was expendable. Getting an ascending 23-year-old to reduce it to do the team a solid seems an unlikely proposition.

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