Juventus CEO Maurizio Arrivabene ruled out a busy January transfer window for the club as he seeks to bring financial stability to Turin.
Arrivabene spoke ahead of Juve’s 2-0 victory over Bologna in Serie A on Saturday evening. The gritty win temporarily thrust the Bianconeri up to sixth in the table, with Massimiliano Allegri’s side unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions.
Their struggles this term has many pleading for a busy January transfer window with several faces set to depart. Aaron Ramsey and Arthur Melo have been strongly linked with exits, and there’s hope their departures could facilitate one or two signings. Juve were reported to be in the market for a new midfielder and striker in 2022.
However, CEO Arrivabene has played down the idea of a dramatic January window.
“It will not be a particularly interesting and demanding January market”
Juventus have been linked with several statement signings by the Italian media. The club’s interest in Dusan Vlahovic is well-known, with Sassuolo striker Gianluca Scamacca an apparent cheaper alternative. Several midfielders have also been assessed.
But, Arrivabene suggests that his priority in January will be stabilising the club as opposed to making moves in the transfer market.
“I think it is important to clarify a few things, which is that the increase in capital showed the shareholders have faith in the club’s plans to relaunch and resolve our issues,” Arrivabene told DAZN (via Gianluca Di Marzio).
“However, I want to make it very clear that this is to bring stability to the club accounts, it is absolutely not a financial operation so we can make some big splash on the transfer market.
“It will not be a particularly interesting and demanding January market,” Arrivabene added.
Max Allegri content with his Juventus squad
After Saturday’s win and in the wake of Arrivabene’s comments, manager Allegri said he was more than happy with his Juventus squad.
“The Juventus squad is excellent and we’ll continue with them until the end of the season,” he said. “These players can certainly improve in their confidence, form and desire to achieve objectives. We can improve tactically, technically and in terms of results.”