How the points deduction changes Juventus’ transfer window plans

In a matter of days, Juventus’ world has completely changed. They have gone from being second in the league to going out of contention to qualify for the top four. That doesn’t just make sure that they will finish outside the Champions League spots, but the Bianconeri’s transfer plans will also change as a result of that.

The Bianconeri still have a slim chance of making it to the top four but the hopes are minimal at best, with the gap between them and fourth-placed Milan at five points. Fabiana della Valle has now reported about how the possibility of no Champions League football changes things for the Old Lady.

They will make a loss of atleast €50 million without Champions League football and downsizing will be done in the squad. The wage bill will be lowered, as a result. Max Allegri recently spoke to John Elkann to make it clear to him that he will be happy to operate with younger players and he will make do without the big investments. 

The returning loanees will make the task a bit difficult and those players include Arthur, Denis Zakaria, Dejan Kulusevski, who were all loaned out to Premier League giants. They will all be sold to earn more revenue, with Leandro Paredes set to return to Paris Saint-Germain. Without Champions League football, it will be quite difficult to keep Adrien Rabiot as his contract runs out in the summer and his wage demands remain quite high.

Contacts have already been made to renew Juan Cuadrado’s contract for another season. The big news though, is that Allegri doesn’t consider Dušan Vlahović and Federico Chiesa to be essential to his project and they could leave the club. The Serbian is liked by Manchester United, Chelsea and Bayern Munich. There is a risk that Chiesa may not attract big offers because of his injury and how it derailed his progress.

Juve are also prepared to not renew Ángel Di María’s contract, with the Argentine having struggled due to injuries. The situations of Wojciech Szczesny, Moise Kean and Daniele Rugani will be evaluated depending on what offers arrive for him. 

When it comes to Arkadiusz Milik, Allegri likes him a lot and evaluations will be made about his permanent move, as he would not cost too much. And then there’s the intriguing case of Paul Pogba, who earns the most in the side. A discussion will be done with his entourage and while it is quite unlikely that he asks to leave but if he does, Juve will not hesitate in letting him depart.




Kaustubh Pandey | GIFN

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