Juventus are finally taking steps in the right direction when it comes to their squad-building. After bringing in one of Serie A’s best midfielders this past summer in Manuel Locatelli and promising prospect Kaio Jorge, the Bianconeri signed two more high-calibre players this winter who can be a part of the club’s future. Dusan Vlahovic has the makings of a Juve superstar, while Denis Zakaria, when healthy, is a potential game-changer in midfield.
But Juventini know that there is still more work that must be done. Much more work. Juve have holes defensively, particularly at left-back, and they are still lacking that extra creative spark in both the attack and midfield.
In order to make signings, some players must go. Let’s take a look at five Juventus players who have uncertain futures in 2022.
FW Paulo Dybala
We begin with the most obvious and significant name of the five: Paulo Dybala. Juventus are showing less urgency to keep Dybala, offering him a contract extension that is skewed towards bonuses for goals and appearances as opposed to the kind of salary the Argentine is probably looking for.
La Joya has been class this season when healthy. But, alas, injury concerns have been at play again, though, thankfully, not quite as prevalent as his nightmare of a 2020/21 campaign.
Dybala is someone Juventus should try to keep, but they are wisely only going to keep him at their price. The Bianconeri know that with some of the decisions they made over the past five years, they must walk a fine line financially – not just to avoid repeating mistakes of the past, but also so that they can afford the payments for important building blocks like Vlahovic and Federico Chiesa.