Weak Free Agent Pool Unlikely to Entice Juventus to Add

Juventus have the option of replacing Paul Pogba with a free agent, but the pool isn’t exactly stacked. Udinese just scooped arguably the most interesting one, Roberto Pereyra. There are a few Serie A veterans currently without a team, La Repubblica relays (via Virgilio).

Alejandro Gomez is seeking a new home, but his agent stated he won’t return to Italy despite some links. Bologna moved on from Roberto Soriano in June, while Marco Benassi was recently released by Fiorentina.

As for possible Serie A newcomers, former Lille midfielder Xeka is available following a major ankle injury. The same goes for Yann M’Vila.

Rather than turning to a free agent, Juventus are more likely to promote a starlet from the Next Gen squad. Joseph Nonge Boende has similar traits and already practices with the senior team occasionally.

The Bianconeri could opt to address the hole in January. On top of younger targets, they could rekindle their interest in Thomas Partey. They tracked him last summer, but he was too pricey.

Our Take on Juventus and a Potential Free Agent Addition

Not having the cups helps them weather the storm. They are already used to not having Pogba. Ironically enough, Pereyra would have been a good fit but signed just before the whole ordeal. Gomez is the only one worth a phone call. In case of extreme need, they’ll use Nonge or loanee Dikeni Salifou.

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