Juventus have decided to halt three mega summer signing operations as the club prioritises to address their financial issues first.
COVID-19 has imposed financial struggles all over the world. Football clubs have also been dealt a fatal blow as clubs struggle to afford day to day expenses. Juventus are no exception in this case as the Turin based side continue to solve their financial issues.
The Bianconeri accommodates some of the highest-paid players in the world such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala, Matthijs de Ligt, and many more. The former Real Madrid attacker earns 31 million euros per year, an astonishing number for a club like Juventus who usually look for easy and smaller commitments from players they recruit. The Serie A champions have always dipped their toes in the free transfer market and recruited some of the best players in the process.
However, the current scenario does not support the ideas of the Italian giants who look to add more firepower to the team. According to Calciomercato, Juventus have decided to give up on players such as Angel Di Maria, Sergio Ramos, and David Alaba from the German giants, Bayern Munich.
The Argentine attacker demands the same sort of contract that he earns at his current club, Paris Saint-Germain. The 32-year-old is expected to leave Les Parisians at the end of the season and was offered to Juventus in the process but no deal materialised.
Sergio Ramos is one of the longest-serving in the current Real Madrid squad and could leave if Los Blancos fail to meet his demands of a 28 million euros salary over the next two years. Juventus explored every avenue in order to recruit the 34-year-old defender but his wage demands do not seem to work out for the Italian giants.
Next on the list of targets was the Austrian David Alaba from Die Roten. The 28-year-old has entered the final months of his current contract and is yet to agree on a favorable deal with the first round of negotiations failing emphatically. Alaba’s versatility has managed to grasp the attention of Italian giants but exorbitant demands from the defender could put him out of Juventus’ range.
As history suggests, Juventus has been remarkable in terms of recruiting players on a free transfer. But with changing times, it would be interesting to see how Bianconeri adjust themselves in order to find the right set of players.