1. Clear the deadwood
The manager’s recent comments suggest we’re not going to see a major overhaul in Piedmont this winter. Aaron Ramsey appears the only certainty in terms of departures.
Juve may allow Arthur Melo and Dejan Kulusevski to depart if the right offers come in, but offloading players doesn’t seem to be a priority in January. In the summer, however, this must change.
There’s plenty of dead weight being carried around Turin and it’s holding Juve back considerably. Alex Sandro should be the first out the door, his decline has been staggering, while Adrien Rabiot surely has to be a contender for the chopping block if his indifference perpetuates through to the end of the season.
Some may want Rodrigo Bentancur out the door as well, but I believe the Uruguayan has come under unjust criticism this term following a poor 2020/21 campaign. He’s certainly improved since returning to a more familiar box-to-box function. Bentancur certainly isn’t good enough to be a regular starter for a European superpower, but he’s a useful squad player to possess.
In short, ditching the deadwood will loosen the purse strings somewhat and aid the club in financing moves for key transfer targets this summer. Ramsey, Rabiot and Alex Sandro are three that must be moved on, while claims will be made for Arthur, Kulusevski and Bentancur to be added to this list, also.