On the way to a new Serie A title, Juventus will be able to advance on its transfer window. A transfer window during which Maurizio Sarri will have full powers.
On February 26, Olympique Lyonnais defeated Juventus in the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League (1-0). Almost six months after this meeting, the two teams will meet again on August 7 in Turin in order to play a decisive return match for qualification in the quarters. And the Gones are warned, they will have a lot to do to bring down an Old Lady who has the advantage of having been able to resume her national championship and therefore to chain meetings. Moreover, since the resumption of football in Italy after the epidemic of Coronavirus, the Bianconeri have played eight games in all competitions (2 in the Italian Cup, 6 in Serie A). In detail, they won 4 matches, obtained 3 draws (including 2 in the Italian Cup) and they lost 1 meeting.
After 32 days played, the Bianconeri are leaders of Serie A with 76 points on the clock. And the transalpine press is unanimous: the Turinese will be crowned champions of Italy 2020. A season which was not necessarily obvious for Juve, pushed to its limits especially by Lazio Rome. The game proposed by Maurizio Sarri’s troops, who arrived last summer from Chelsea, was not always flamboyant either. Despite this, Sport Mediaset assures this Monday that the 61-year-old Italian technician, barring a league disaster, will remain at the helm of Juventus next year. This, even if the names of Pep Guardiola or Simone Inzgahi were once mentioned in Turin.
Sarri is eyeing Italy, but not only …
And the Italian publication goes even further since it explains that, this time, Maurizio Sarri will have full power over the summer transfer window. What he couldn’t really have had last year; him whose arrival had only been formalized on June 16, 2019. But the situation will be different this summer. Thus, in addition to Arthur (FC Barcelona), other players will be targeted by the Turin coach. Sport Mediaset indicates that he still wants to get hold of Jorginho, who had already followed him during his passage from Naples to Chelsea. But Frank Lampard recently indicated that he was counting on him. Nicolo Zaniolo (21, AS Roma) is also one of the names checked by Maurizio Sarri.
In attack, the Italian technician also has ideas in mind to compensate for a probable departure of Gonzalo Higuain, whose contract ends in June 2021. And it is still in the country that Sarri plans to do his shopping. Juventus’ priority would be named Arkadiusz Milik (26). The Pole chained injuries in Naples, where his contract ends in a year. Sarri sees him as the perfect successor to Pipita Higuain. Federico Chiesa (22, Fiorentina) is also popular with the Juve coach. Outside Italy, Alexandre Lacazette (29, Arsenal) and Raul Gimenez (29, Wolverhampton) also enjoy. An offensive XXL and flashy casting. It remains to be seen which of these players will join Turin. And a priori, it will be Maurizio Sarri who will have the last word!