Juventus have opted to retain their strategy regarding Nicolo Rovella meaning the midfielder will remain on loan at Genoa for the remainder of the 2021/22 campaign.
There had been talk of the Bianconeri potentially recalling Rovella in January as the club attempt to refresh their midfield with Aaron Ramsey and Arthur Melo likely departing.
Reports last week suggested Juventus were seriously considering recalling Rovella this winter and the club were expected to meet with Genoa to discuss this potentiality.
Juve signed Italy Under-21 international Rovella from Genoa last winter in a rather complex swap deal that saw Manolo Portanova move in the opposite direction. Rovella spent the remainder of the 2020/21 campaign on loan at the Rossoblu and he’s now expected to continue in Emilia-Romagna until the conclusion of the 2021/22 campaign.
Juventus make their Nicolo Rovella recall decision
The reliable Romeo Agresti reported on Monday that despite contrasting reports, Juventus’ strategy for Rovella hasn’t changed. He’ll remain at Genoa until the end of the season.
That’s brilliant news for Andriy Shevchenko, who’ll be looking to guide the Rossoblu to safety in 2022. Rovella has been a shining light for Genoa this term, hence Juve’s interest in bringing him back prematurely, and the midfielder will be key in aiding his side’s surge for safety in the new year.
Genoa currently sit 18th in Serie A having accumulated just ten points from 18 games. New boss Shevchenko, meanwhile, is yet to taste victory as manager.
Will Juventus sign a midfielder this January?
Recalling Rovella was the cheapest option for Juventus regarding their bid to refresh their midfield in January.
The club’s CEO Maurizio Arrivabene ruled out a busy winter window as he seeks to stabilise Juventus’ finances. As a result, a move for Ajax sensation Ryan Gravenberch seems almost impossible with much cheaper alternatives more likely to be pursued.
Impending free agent Denis Zakaria was once on the club’s radar, as was Axel Witsel. PSG’s Georginio Wijnaldum could be a possible loan option.