Juventus to Turn Their Attention to Tricky Extensions

One way or the other, Juventus have taken care of most of the players whose contracts expire in June, and they will switch their focus to less pressing but still key extensions. They are leaning towards letting Federico Bernardeschi go at this point. However, he still has a chance to stay if their other offensive plans go pear-shaped, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

The Old Lady has multiple contributors whose deals run out either in 2023 or 2024. Juan Cuadrado’s one was automatically renewed due to a previous clause. The management will pursue a longer agreement at a lower salary.

The front office will try to do the same with Leonardo Bonucci, Danilo, and Daniele Rugani. The first two are highly likely to finish their careers in Turin. Juventus will try to reduce their wages in return for multi-year extensions. The backup defender already took a pay cut to stay in the recent past.

Instead, Adrien Rabiot will be a thornier case. He is one of the highest-paid players on the roster, and he has just one more year on his pact. That would naturally make him expendable. However, he is once again finishing the season strong, plus Massimiliano Allegri likes him. The Bianconeri will attempt to cut his mammoth €7M salary, but it will be a challenging negotiation. The same goes for Matthijs De Ligt, whose rate is above their new threshold. Considering his growth, prominent role, and age, it is unimaginable to ask him to decrease it, though. He is under contract until 2024.