Andrea Pirlo’s first season at Juventus may not be going well as per plan. Third in the Serie A table, seven points behind leaders Inter and a one goal deficit to overturn in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, it appears Juve have a task on their hands.
On the field, Juventus have had turbulent phases. While their talisman Cristiano Ronaldo continues to shine and carry the team forward, their other icon player Paulo Dybala is struggling this term. In an injury ravaged season, the Argentine has managed to play just 859 minutes of football, contributing three goals and two assists. If the lack of contributions wasn’t enough to bother Juventus, they also have Dybala’s contract renewal to worry about.
The 27 year old will enter the final 12 months of his current contract this year and there are growing concerns over his renewal. The Old Lady have already initiated talks but there hasn’t been much progress. As per some reports, there is growing distance between Juventus’ offer and Dybala’s demands. In fact, Juventus director Fabio Paratici has admitted that talks have been going on and will continue to go on for the coming weeks and months.
For the Bianconeri, two options remain in front of them, either Dybala extends his stay in Turin or they will look to cash in on him this summer to avoid losing him on a free transfer in 2022. In case, the 27 year old doesn’t renew with the Bianconeri, they have already started looking at plan B if there is a departure this summer.
Juventus will look to bring Everton striker Moise Kean should Dybala be sold
According to Le10 Sport, the Italian outfit will look at the file of Moise Kean as a replacement to Dybala. Other players such as Rodrigo De Paul and Sergio Aguero have also been mentioned but the 21 year old Italian has a lot of admirers in Turin. The academy product left Juventus in 2019, joining Everton for £27 million. After enduring a forgetful first season in Merseyside, Kean left on loan to PSG last summer.
Since moving to Paris, the forward has reinvented himself, scoring 14 goals in 26 games so far, and is one of the most talked young strikers in Europe. PSG want to redeem him permanently and will try to do so at the end of the season.
Juventus have always been eager to reunite with Kean, even making attempts last summer to bring him back on loan with an option to buy. Everton didn’t budge but later let him leave on loan to PSG as he wanted to play regularly. Several reports have already indicated that Juventus will try again this summer to sign Kean but it remains to be seen whether Everton allows a sale and if they do will Kean choose Juventus or PSG.
Will Moise Kean leave Everton to join Juventus this summer?