Juventus and Massimiliano Allegri will reportedly use the five league games before the World Cup break to decide who has a future at the club and who doesn’t.
La Gazzetta dello Sport details how the Bianconeri are planning ahead for the future and want to make a number of clear evaluations on their players before the World Cup in Qatar kicks off next month, which’ll finish just before the January transfer window opens up.
The first situations Juventus are concerned about are Juan Cuadrado and Alex Sandro, two players whose contracts expire next year. The Colombian’s performances have declined this season and he’s unlikely to be offered a new deal. It’s a similar situation for the Brazilian, who has been sub-standard for several months now.
The Old Lady are still undecided regarding midfielder Leandro Paredes; should the obligation to buy clause not be triggered, Juventus may still decide to keep the Argentinian permanently, but his performances would need to improve in the coming months.
Weston McKennie is likely to leave the Bianconeri in January. Following the return of Paul Pogba, he’s unlikely to find regular minutes in Turin and he’s never particularly convinced Allegri, so an offer of around €20m could be enough to close out a deal.
Finally there’s Moise Kean; the forward’s obligation to buy clause from Everton will be triggered, but the club are still uncertain about whether to keep him or shift him elsewhere.