It appears that Juventus will be a major force in the next January transfer window. The Serie A powerhouse has shown itself as a serious candidate to provide Jadon Sancho with a way out of Manchester United.
Juventus has already inquired about the transfer; however, they will require a loan and that United pay a large portion of the winger’s salary in addition.
Amid two suspensions, Juventus’s midfield is ready for a mid-season boost elsewhere.
Due to the suspensions of Nicolo Fagioli for betting and Paul Pogba for doping, manager Max Allegri has two fewer choices in the midfield.
Different sources have said that Juventus is raiding the Premier League to cover the gap. In fact, two names that are often mentioned are Thomas Partey of Arsenal and Kalvin Phillips of Manchester City.
City is willing to let Phillips go in January, possibly on a loan with a buyout option. In the meantime, Partey is still frustrating people in north London despite a slew of injury setbacks.
However, reliable transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims Juventus won’t make a move for either player.
“I don’t know the exact name of the midfielder that they’re (Juve) after yet, it’s too early,” the reporter said in response to Caught Offside.
“Talking about names like Thomas Partey, Calvin Phillips, and others is too defensive.
“Juve isn’t spending crazy money; they genuinely want an offensive midfielder, and it has to be a cheap deal.”
Romano’s assertion that Juventus want an option with a stronger attack component may perhaps be a sign that the rumored Tottenham raid will be passed over.
Tottenham’s move won’t get any better
On November 6, Juventus executives Giovanni Manna and Cristian Giuntoli were seen watching Tottenham lose to Chelsea 4-1.
Though the Dane is not an offensive force, The Telegraph emphasized that Hojbjerg was the player the Juventus officials came to observe.
In England, Hojbjerg has established himself as a tough-tackling, no-nonsense holding midfielder.
During his tenures at Southampton and Tottenham, Hojbjerg has tallied 15 goals and 22 assists. However, 37 goal contributions in 291 games hardly seem to get fans excited.
If Romano is right, Juventus is also probably not going to sign Hojbjerg.