Juve gets a makeover: double operation coming soon

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The pre-season friendlies convinced the society to run for cover.

With just under a week to go before the official start of the Serie A season – Juventus will make its debut on Monday, August 15, hosting Sassuolo at Allianz Stadium – the Bianconeri do not seem ready at all. The uncertainties shown against Real Madrid and, above all, the blowback received within the friendly walls of Continassa a few days ago against Atletico Madrid have raised the alarm in the Juventus household: it is time to shore up the squad. Getting rid also of those profiles not too much appreciated by the bianconero coach.

So here then, the Ds Federico Cherubini immediately set in motion, closing two negotiations: one inbound, the other outbound. The new player expected in Turin is that Filip Kostic long pursued by Lazio last summer and still expiring his contract in June 2023 with Eintracht Frankfurt. The MVP of the last Europa League, won precisely by the German club, has in fact accepted the advances of the Bianconeri, who had the merit above all of convincing the Teutonic club, which tried in every way to retain the player. The negotiations closed on the basis of 13 million plus four million in bonuses. The Serbian is expected as early as Tuesday evening in the Piedmontese capital for medical examinations and the signing of the contract.

On the outgoing front, on the other hand, there is the increasingly close farewell of Adrien Rabiot. after a lightning negotiation not without obstacles, the Frenchman would have accepted the destination Manchester United, with the English club that would have to pay into the bianconeri coffers something like 20 million euros if we also consider the part related to bonuses. The sale of the ‘Duke’, with the related collection of the agreed sum, should pave the way for another possible new arrival at the Continassa: Leandro Paredes.

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