Juventus Touted to Have Buyer Remorse on Argentine Duo

Juventus insistently pursued Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes in the summer, but they haven’t really reaped the benefits of such acquisitions. The winger has already suffered multiple injuries and missed a couple of games due to a silly red card. The midfielder struggled in his first showings and is on the shelf too.

As per La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Bianconeri were hoping the Argentine pair would lift a squad that didn’t have much international experience. That hasn’t been the case, and that played a role in their Champions League collapse.

The Juventus future of Di Maria and Paredes hangs in the balance for different reasons. The former signed a seasonal contract. He just reiterated his desire to finish his career at Rosario Central. According to the publication, it wouldn’t be stunning if he left in January already.

Instead, the midfielder joined on a season-long loan with option to buy. The Old Lady will have to decide on a €22.6M clause in June. They would have to pay €2.5M to PSG if they didn’t activate it. He was a direct request by Massimiliano Allegri, who’s far from certain to stay at the helm.

Our Take on Juventus, Di Maria, and Paredes

Signing the attacker on a free was worth a shot, but his stint couldn’t have gone more poorly. The Bianconeri have found some balance with 3-5-2, and fitting him in it is a headache. An early departure could be in the cards, especially with no Champions League. Instead, they still need a pure passer in the midfield, but the conditioning of the 28-year-old was severely lacking in the early going. He’ll have his chances to earn the permanence from January onward.

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