Italian sports media writes about Andreas Pirlo’s plans. As it turns out, revolutionary changes are planned at Juventus. Pirlo starts selling a few players first. Then he will buy new ones.
According to Italian sports media, Pirlo starts revolutionary changes in Juventus. Relegation from the Champions League has accelerated change. The first inevitable step was the dismissal of Maurizio Sarri, who, to everyone’s surprise, was replaced by Andrea Pirlo. ‘Corriere Dello Sport’ writes about the expected personnel changes in Juve.
Miralem Pjanic is already a former player of Turin and will continue his career in Barcelona. So, now the team is rejuvenated, and salaries are expected to be reduced. The Pirlo era began with the departure of Blaise Matuidi in Turin. The current situation also envisages a reduction in the budget due to the economic impact created by the Coronavirus. The defeat in the Champions League with Lyon made the Turinese lose revenue. According to our Italian colleagues, the goal of the Turinese is to create a 200 million budget to buy new players, and salaries will be reduced in some cases.
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The main cases concern Gonzalo Higuain and Sami Khedira – they have contracts until the summer of 2021 with huge salaries. However, in the case of “Pipita,” there is a problem of finding the desired team, the most realistic option is to return to River Plate. If the Turin Grand alienates the Argentine and the German, it will save 7.5 million euros in the case of Higuain and 6.5 million euros in Khedira’s case.
It is also more profitable for Juventus to sell Douglas Costa and Federico Bernardeschi. The market value of the Brazilian is 40 million euros, and that of the Italian – 30 million euros. Costa had an interest in PSG, Manchester United and Bayern Munich in the past. But now, due to his physical condition, there is uncertainty. As for Bernardeschi – he was most actively linked with Barcelona and Napoli (as part of the transfer of Arkadiusz Milik). But so far, nothing concrete is known.
Pirlo does not seem to have the place of Aaron Ramsey, Daniele Rugani, and Matthia de Sciglio at Juventus. The Italian right-back was practically transferred to PSG in January. But the deal failed at the last stage. His price is 10 million euros. The surprise could be putting Alex Sandro on the transfer market, with an offer of around € 40 million. The same goes for Brazilian defender Danilo.
‘Corriere’ writes that revolutionary changes are starting in Andrea Pirlo at Juventus, and everything will become more obvious in the near future. Recall that Andrea Pirlo took over from Juventus three days ago and signed a contract with the team until June 30, 2022.