Juventus have been handed a big blow as their star defender is unhappy with his present role in Andrea Pirlo’s side.
Juventus have been much better at the back this season as the club has conceded only 14 goals in their league campaign. The likes of Matthias De Ligt, Leonardo Bonucci, and Danilo have been rock solid at the back end of the pitch and have had fewer lapses in defence when compared to their previous term.
The Bianconeri although might be in for a shock as recent reports suggest that Merih Demiral is considering an exit from the club this season. The star defender is reportedly unhappy with his present role in the club and therefore is keen to leave the Italian outfit by the end of this season.
The 22-year-old has been able to make only six appearances in Serie A this season and has not been handed a starting role by Andrea Pirlo. The Turkish international has had few injury issues this term and hence has missed out on a handful of games in the first half of the season.
There has been speculation that the star defender is looking for regular game-time as the player is keen to seal a berth in the national side for the upcoming Euro 2021 competition which is due to commence from June this year. Lack of game time will likely hurt the chances of the player in representing his nation for this prestigious competition.
Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur might be interested in landing the 22-year-old from Turin as both clubs have been on the search for a quality centre-back this season. However, the player has reportedly been priced at 50 million euros and hence lot of potential suitors may reconsider making a move for the Turkish international.
Demiral’s contract is due to expire in the summer of 2024 but recent developments indicate that the player may not see out his present agreement as he wishes to end his association with the club by the end of this season. The centre-back is not happy with his current role at the Allianz Stadium and hence believes that a move away from Italy will help him in revitalizing his stagnant career.