Juventus is struggling to insert their usual Serie A dominance. In order to do this, the Italian giants have had a close look at the players that should leave the club this summer.
Juventus has dominated the Serie A for the last eight seasons. This time round, the club finds itself barely holding on to the title. Before football suspension, a point separated them from Lazio at the top of the standings. On the other hand, Inter Milan can still nick the title with a bit of luck.
For Maurizio Sarri, problems keep piling up. As you know, the coach has not enjoyed a great start. But, in the midst of coronavirus, his chances of leaving the club are very rare. Having said that, the coach has to focus on improving the squad.
So, here are the most likely footballers who might step out of Turin in the upcoming transfer window.
The former Real Madrid midfielder has enjoyed a decent stint in Turin. With 144 appearances, he has won eight trophies. However, it now seems like an appropriate time for him to leave.
The 33-year-old has missed a huge chunk of the season due to a knee problem limiting him to 12 league appearances. Moreover, Khedira doesn’t offer anything in attack either and seems unsuited to Sarri’s system.
Rugani has spent most of this season on the bench making seven appearances in all competitions. Now, it is clear there is only one route left for the Italian. Despite Chiellini and Leonardo being in their thirties, Sarri still rely on them. The coach has also favored Demiral and De Ligt over Rugani.
So, unless one of these leave this summer, Rugani’s situation will never improve. Leaving Turin is in the best interests of his career.
Trading Joao Cancelo for Danilo always seemed like a raw deal for Juventus. Sadly, the latter has failed to silence his doubters with a sub-par campaign.
Danilo has not been good enough for most of this season. He has suffered injury setbacks leaving Sarri with a difficult decision to make.
Offloading the former Real Madrid player could help Juventus recoup some of the €38m spent on signing him and signing a suitable right-back in the summer. With all that, Sarri might sell Danilo.
Matuidi’s future has been in the balance since last summer. With his contract set to expire in 2021, perhaps, will Juventus try to sell him now? More realistically, selling him makes sense in a financial perspective anyway.
The French man is not the same player anymore. This suggests a summer exit would be logical.
After a loan spell failed at AC Milan and Chelsea, Higuain has not reignited his career back to Juventus. Under Sarri, there were hopes he would recapture his old goalscoring form. But, while the 32-year-old can still play at a competitive level, it is probably time for him to move on. Especially, when you recall the good performance from Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala.
Selling Higuain in the summer and using his transfer fee to sign a young forward in the future could be a good move for Juventus. This rather will give the striker a chance to see out his career in a more prominent role elsewhere.