During the past few months, one of the most discussed topics at Juventus has been the contract negotiations related to the players who are running on expiring deals.
After the announcement of Paulo Dybala’s imminent departure, Mattia Perin renewed his contract until 2024, while Juan Cuadrado managed to unlock an automatic renewal clause for another season.
Therefore, we still have two unresolved cases, as the fates of Federico Bernardeschi and Mattia De Sciglio are yet to be determined.
According to la Gazzetta dello Sport via JuventusNews24, the negotiations between the Italian duo and the Juventus management have been proceeding on a slow tempo.
The source believes that Bernardeschi is unlikely to renew his stay at the club, and could be set to follow Dybala to the exit door.
The winger joined the club in 2017 after making a controversial switch from Fiorentina, but has never been able to fulfill his initial promise.
As for De Sciglio, the fullback is apparently willing to cut his salary, but an agreement with the club remains distant.
The former Milan man remains a favorite of Max Allegri, and is able to put shifts on either flank. However, he never produced the type of displays that warrant him a regular spot in the starting formation.
Both are talented enough to start with any level of regularity. If their salaries are reduced both can help the club as subs. With the 5-substitute rule looking like its here to stay having guys that can come off the bench with experience and knowledge of the system is not to be overlooked. They problem with DeS is that Alex Sandro, Chiellini and Bonucci have broken down so much he’d been playing far more than he should be. Bern is frustrating in terms of his lack of scoring, but he can provide cover in a menz alla role and might do well paired with the young Miretti along with either Zakaria and Locatelli.
The standards of expectation and quality at this club has hit an all time low