Thursday March 11 2021
Juventus re-build: Who will stay?

Juventus continue the rejuvenation process despite the disappointing exit from the Champions League, but who stays and who leaves?

The Champions League defeat to FC Porto in the last 16 has not changed the future plans for the Bianconeri and the objective is to create a new cycle.

Tuttosport reports patron Andrea Agnelli was not in a good mood on Tuesday night, but stressed there’s no going back now.

The project of re-building the squad - a path chosen last August - continues and goes beyond the elimination in the Champions League.

The newspaper reports coach Andrea Pirlo has been entrusted with the same responsibility initially thought for Maurizio Sarri, to enhance the performances from ‘the less famous and younger players’.

The next season could become even more difficult for Juventus, as the transfer market will continue to be complicated due to the current pandemic and the economic constraints.

The club will reportedly sit down with Cristiano Ronaldo to discuss their talisman’s future in Turin.

But the youngsters brought in at the Allianz Stadium are sure to stay at the club, as the report claims Arthur Melo, Rodrigo Bentancur, Weston McKennie, Dejan Kulusevski, Federico Chiesa, and Adrien Rabiot should be guaranteed another chance next term.

Juventus have already told agent Mino Raiola that Matthijs de Ligt is not for sale, whilst Rabiot could have several offers but the Old Lady are looking to keep the French midfielder.

Juan Cuadrado, Danilo, Leonardo Bonucci and Wojciech Szczesny are also essential for the project going forward, according to Tuttosport.

The players mentioned to be in doubt ahead of this summer’s transfer market would be the veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, Federico Bernardeschi, Giorgio Chiellini, Merih Demiral, Radu Dragusin, Paulo Dybala, Alvaro Morata, Cristiano Ronaldo.

Meanwhile, Alex Sandro, Gianluca Frabotta and Aaron Ramsey are tipped to leave the club this summer.