NEWS
Tuesday March 3 2020
Demiral reassured by Juventus?

Juventus are reportedly easing the pressure on Merih Demiral by looking to tie him to a new deal this summer, but his recovery comes first.

The defender had stepped up when the Bianconeri needed it the most and cut a promising figure in the heart of the defence.

He basically replaced Matthijs de Ligt and partnered Leonardo Bonucci until he injured his ACL during a 2-1 win against Roma and was ruled out for the rest of the season.

It has already been two months since the fatal moment at the Olimpico, when Demiral landed heavily after jumping for a header.

Calciomercato.com has now suggested that Juventus are looking to tie the Turkey international to a new deal this summer, as he represents the future of the Old Lady and such a promise could help him be at ease during the rehabilitation period.

Demiral was linked with a move away already six months after his arrival, but Maurizio Sarri decided to play him and reassure him that he was part of the plans at the Allianz Stadium.

He grabbed his chance and pushed the Dutch centre-half De Ligt out of the side for a while. Giorgio Chiellini has also returned from injury, being ruled out for six months after the first match in August.

The injury required surgery and usually would rule a player out for at least six months, which effectively ended his chances of playing again this season and could prevent him from participating in Euro 2020 with Turkey – who are placed in the same group as Italy.