Juventus Weigh Prolonging Contracts of Two Veterans

Juventus will handle a few contract extensions once the transfer window shuts close, and Wojciech Szczesny and Daniele Rugani could be the first ones to get new deals. The Bianconeri wish to lower their payroll. Therefore, they’ll try to extend the two players’ pacts while reducing their annual salaries, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs (via Tribuna).

The matter is more urgent for the defender, as his expiry date is 2024. The goalkeeper is tied to the Old Lady until 2025. He was mildly linked to Bayern Munich while they were looking for a new option due to Yann Sommer’s impeding Inter move. However, he quickly dismissed the rumors.

According to TuttoSport, Szczesny makes €6.5M net per season, while Rugani €3.5M, earning slightly less than Danilo and a lot more than Federico Gatti, who stars way more frequently in the Juventus defense.

After a pair of loan spells at Rennes and Cagliari, the center-back has stayed put in Turin to provide depth following the return of Massimiliano Allegri.

Our Take on Juventus, Szczesny, and Rugani

They have been stingy all summer but not as drastic as some predicted. If the rumors were true, they aren’t even considering a succession plan between the sticks. It’ll be interesting to see if Alex Sandro and Adrien Rabiot, whose contracts are also up in 2024, will receive the same treatment.

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