As Juventus dither over extending the contracts of some of their senior players, the club have been proactive in tying down one of their next-generation stars for the long haul.
Fabio Miretti made his Juventus debut in the 1-0 victory over Malmo on Matchday 6 of the Champions League group stages in December, and he’s now penned an extension with the Bianconeri until 2026.
The 18-year-old midfielder is enjoying a superb 2021/22 season at a youth level. He played a starring role in Juve’s successful group stage campaign in the UEFA Youth League and his form in the Under-19 set-up has translated over to Lamberto Zauli’s Under-23’s, who play in Serie C.
Miretti made five goal contributions in 17 Serie C appearances as he was elected the best young player of the division for his efforts during the first half of the season.
Juventus extend Fabio Miretti’s contract until 2026
Miretti’s extension has been in the works for quite some time (where have I heard that before?) before Juventus revealed on Thursday that the 18-year-old has signed a new deal that’ll keep him in Turin until 2026.
In a short interview posted on Juventus’ official website, Miretti said that his renewal was a mere “starting point” as he seeks to make the grade with the Bianconeri. Juventus have struggled to produce and, more importantly, nurture talent of their own in recent years but they currently boast a talented crop of youngsters that have the potential to aid the club’s rebuild.
Alongside Miretti, winger Matias Soulé has gained plenty of plaudits for his work at a youth level, while Koni De Winter has appeared twice for the senior team this term. In addition, young Frenchman Marley Aké displayed his talent off the bench in Tuesday’s 4-1 thrashing of Sampdoria in the Coppa Italia. There’s also hope that summer arrival Kaio Jorge will eventually blossom in Bianconeri colours.
Despite his talent, Miretti isn’t expected to earn many, if any minutes, for Max Allegri’s first team during the second half of the season. He’ll return to Zauli’s Under 23’s and continue to prosper in Serie C for the time being.