The crisis at Italian giants Juventus may force the club to sell several key players. Multiple senior members of the Juventus management including president Andrea Agnelli, Pavel Nedved, and Federico Cherubini left key positions plunging the club into a disaster only weeks before the regular season restarts.
CEO Maurizio Arrivabene remains the sole high-ranking staff member to remain. This crisis at the executive level may trickle down to the players as well, as several European clubs will likely prepare to recruit players disillusioned with the current situation in Turin.
The loss of officials is not the only problem for Juventus however. Juventus are in a steep financial crisis with investigations ongoing regarding illegal commissions and false accounting during transfers. They also reported a $246.1 million loss during the 21-22 Serie A season.
Due to financial mismanagement, Juventus may suffer point deductions or even relegation. This is not unlike the crisis the club went through in 2006. However, multiple Premier League clubs may benefit from Juventus’ fall.
How can Juventus players improve the upper echelons of the Premier League
As one of the best teams in the World, Juventus hold a solid group of players quite wanted by teams around Europe, including teams in the Premier League.
Juventus had a sort of transfer rivalry with Arsenal over the last few windows. They had shown interest in defender Gabriel last summer and had secured targets Manuel Locatelli and Dusan Vlahovic who picked a move to Turin over one to North London. A possible exodus may allow the Gunners another opportunity to sign these players. Vlahovic in particular was highly wanted at Arsenal last January, and a striker with a different profile to current number 9 Gabriel Jesus can end up reinforcing their League campaign. Both Locatelli and Vlahovic have faced struggles at Juve, however, while the Gunners sit top of the league.
United also has some targets as members of Juventus’ core squad. The likes of Adrien Rabiot and Weston McKennie are firmly on the Red Devils’ radar. Rabiot had refused a move in the summer due to contract issues. McKennie on the other hand has links to Tottenham Hotspur as well, with a relatively affordable £30m price tag.
However, the most wanted property Juventus has is Federico Chiesa. The 25-year-old winger was a target of both Chelsea and Liverpool. While he has spent his entire career in Italy, he may be persuaded to move to England for the right price.
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