Albeit they aren’t as active as other teams this summer transfer window, Juventus will intend to make some blockbuster deals ahead of next season, and the Old Lady is making the right steps to do so. After finally announcing Maurizio Sarri as the team’s new head coach, the Serie A giants are ready to start landing players to assemble the best possible team.
In recent weeks they have been linked with several players, but more recently the rumors linking Juventus with Adrien Rabiot and Paul Pogba have increased. The two French midfielders have been on the radar of the team and every day their moves look closer, with Rabiot taking the lead to become the newest addition for Juventus’ ranks.
Rabiot is pretty close to complete a move to Italy but his transfer will not prevent Juve from pursuing a deal for Paul Pogba, according to reports. Adrien’s contract is set to expire this summer and he has no intention to stay in the French capital after that. He will leave on a free transfer at the end of this month following weeks of speculation on his future.
In the past, Manchester United, Arsenal, Barcelona and Bayern Munich have shown their interest in the 24-year-old, but Juventus have now emerged as the favorite to get Rabiot’s signature this summer. According to Goal, the midfielder could complete his move to the Serie A champions as soon as this weekend and will reportedly sign a multi-year contract, which will earn him in the region of £6.2 million per season.
Moreover, CalcioMercato claim that finishing a deal for Rabiot will not change Juventus plans of pursuing a deal for his international teammate Paul Pogba. Pogba recently stated he was ready for a “new challenge” and with the Zebras said to be interested in bringing the 26-year-old back to Turin, Paul’s comeback to Italy seems very likely at this moment.
Both players come from not-so-good seasons with their respective teams and maybe a change of squad is what they need to perform at their fullest again. If Juventus pull off these two moves, they will have a stacked midfield, even though some of their current pieces are rumored to be leaving the team.