Juventus Waiting in the Wings for Disgruntled Zaccagni

Juventus are keeping tabs on Mattia Zaccagni, who has been left in limbo by Lazio contract-wise. If the renewal doesn’t come in the next couple of months, he might depart for a discounted fee to prevent a Bosman transfer in 2025, Alfredo Pedullà reports.

The Bianconeri would be willing to give him a multi-year deal with €3.5M wages as he demands. Instead, the talks with the capital club are stalling. His valuation could be €15M/20M, including add-ons.

Juventus tried to add Zaccagni in the past, but Lazio refused to negotiate to focus on his extension. There have been no advancements on that front, as his agent Mario Giuffredi told Corriere di Roma (via Goal).

“I haven’t heard anything from the club in 40 days. I don’t know if Claudio Lotito has other things to do, but evidently, my client’s contract isn’t his priority; otherwise, he’d find the time to solve the issue. We’ll look around in the summer.”

The Biancocelesti haven’t given up all hopes of retaining the Italian winger and Felipe Anderson, who’s also being pursued by the Old Lady.

Our Take on Zaccagni and Juventus

It’s a different situation from the Brazilian, as his team would have to okay his sale, but losing him for nothing would be more damaging. On the other hand, even if they change their coach and scheme and inevitably have a deeper squad next season, the role isn’t necessarily a top priority for the Bianconeri since they already have Federico Chiesa and Kenan Yildiz unless the former leaves.

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