In this instalment of our TT Roundup, Football Transfer Tavern have gathered three of the biggest stories to have involved Juventus recently and have provided our thoughts on the reports published.
TROY PARROTT WANTED BY JUVE
Juventus are currently sniffing around North London for the potential signing of Troy Parrott, according to reports from Calciomercarto.
The report states that Juve have been following the progress of the attacker, who scored four goals in the UEFA Youth League against Partizan Belgrade yesterday.
Despite never making a first-team appearance in the league, his performances for the U23s have been enough to attract the interest from the Old Lady.
It is hard to see this deal going through for a number of different factors. With Parrott seemingly looking like a realistic first-team player in the future at Spurs – playing 66 minutes in the EFL Cup earlier this season – Juve would both have to convince the player to join a forward line the likes of Mosie Kean couldn’t get into before his move to England.
With Cristiano Ronaldo, Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala all operating in attacking areas for the Old Lady, surely he’s better off staying solely behind Harry Kane in a Tottenham side potentially looking to freshen up over the coming years.
UP TO FIVE PLAYERS TO BE FORCED OUT?
Four players could be set to leave the Allianz Stadium, with Maurizio Sarri wanting to streamline his squad for the second half of the season.
The report states that the first three included all look pretty certain for moves, whereas Emre Can and Adrien Rabiot are slightly less likely.
Considering that Perrin (26), Mandzukic (33) and Pjaca (24) are all yet to feature in the league for Juventus, there really can be no surprises to see them all linked away with moves out from the club.
With the youngest out of the three being 24, it is hard to see them all with a future at the club considering they are so far away from the first-team fold at the moment.
Can and Rabiot also both face a realistic prospect of leaving the club in the near future. Can has only made three league appearances from the bench and Rabiot has made just four league appearances – so at least one of them could be expecting to move on. Given that Rabiot has only just joined, they may feel like giving him a bit more time; Can, on the other hand, has been exiled from the Champions League squad as well as barely featuring in the league – so his time could well be up.
MANDZUKIC READY FOR MANCHESTER UNITED
Mario Mandzukic is reportedly willing to slash his wage demands in half to play for Manchester United.
According to The Sun, the Croatian’s £300k-per-week demands half now dropped to £150k-per-week and the 33-year-old could move to Manchester as soon as January.
Mandzukic was allegedly close to a move to Old Trafford in the summer but the two parties were too far away from an agreement regarding his salary.
Considering Mandzukic has not made an appearance for Sarri in the league this season, his departure is more a question of where than if.
The forward allegedly has offers from Qatari clubs as well as United, so it might be a case of whether he would rather play at a higher level or on a higher wage packet.
Reports are leaning towards him wanting a move to the Premier League, which shouldn’t bother Juventus too much considering he has no chance to bite Sarri back with United playing in the Europa League.
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