Juventus are seriously considering recalling midfielder Nicolo Rovella from his Genoa loan in January and will discuss the possibility in the coming days.
The Bianconeri signed young Rovella from Genoa last winter in a rather complex swap deal that saw Manolo Portanova move in the opposite direction. Rovella was immediately loaned back to the Rossoblù for the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign and it was agreed he’d spend the 2021/22 season at his former club as well.
The Italian Under-21 international has enjoyed a fine campaign thus far despite his side’s struggles. Although, he has missed the past two weeks through injury.
Juventus want Rovella back in January
Juventus are keen to refresh their midfield this winter with Arthur Melo and Aaron Ramsey heavily linked with departures. However, the club’s stricken finances may prevent Massimiliano Allegri from bringing any players in.
Thus, an alternative could be to recall Rovella from his Genoa loan prematurely. This possibility was speculated last month by the Italian media, but the player said he was happy to remain with the Rossoblù for the rest of 2021/22.
Romeo Agresti has previously reported pair that the two clubs had not spoken about Rovella’s return to Turin, but that could be about to change.
According to Calcio Mercato’s Daniele Longo, Juve are expected to contact Genoa regarding the young Italian midfielder and are seriously considering bringing him back in January.
What does this tell us about Juventus’ midfield plan?
Juventus want to bring in a new striker and midfielder next year, but the club’s reported interest in a Rovella recall suggests they won’t be able to attract a big name this winter.
The club have been linked with several midfield names, including impending free agent Denis Zakaria and Ajax star Ryan Gravenberch.
Should Juve prove successful in their Rovella approach, the Italian will surely be a replacement for Arthur in Allegri’s first-team squad.