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Juventus didn’t get their transfer targets because they couldn’t sell their flops

September 1, 2021 - 11:00 am

Juventus were linked with moves for the likes of Mauro Icardi, Miralem Pjanic and Axel Witsel for much of the last few days of the transfer window.

Till the last hours of the transfer window yesterday, the Bianconeri were still linked to Icardi and Pjanic, but nothing eventually came out of those rumours.

Juve finished the market with no serious signing from all the deadline day drama around Europe and Il Bianconero claims they failed to achieve their aims because they couldn’t get their flops out.

The report says Juve had transfer-listed several players after they started the summer with a squad filled with unwanted players including those that had returned from loan stints like Marko Pjaca and Douglas Costa.

Both players left and they were also able to sell Merih Demiral and Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, they needed more to leave with the likes of Aaron Ramsey and Weston McKennie all available for transfers, but clubs didn’t come in to sign them.

Failure to offload them meant Juve couldn’t add the likes of Icardi and Pjanic to their squad.

They will hope their current squad can help them achieve their goals for this campaign under Massimiliano Allegri.

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    John Eriksen September 1, 2021 at 11:21 am

    Why are Juve so keen to sell Weston Mckennie when he was one of the brightest things about last season despite the disappointment of how things finished, and why sell demiral to a rival surely he could have covered for bonucci or chiellini when they get injured or to rotate, dnt understand juves whole transfer business they make no sense, why even want pjanic when they could get a younger player of equal ability

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    JP September 1, 2021 at 11:35 am

    So now Mckennie is a flop? Perhaps he will be under Allegri but that certainly won’t help his transfer value – maybe Allegri should actually try and use him properly in the lineup. Ramsey has been a disaster signing and is just part of a long list of poor signings from the guru Paratici. May he bring his “genius” to Tottenham.

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    JoeG September 1, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    Agreed. McKennie is not a flop. Many European coaches are just biased against North American players, possibly this includes Allegri. The Germans were the first to realize that this is arbitrary and are now milking this corridor for value. Really the problem is Covid in constricted Juve’s finances.

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    Jerms September 2, 2021 at 3:21 am

    In this context, McKennie in the same breath as Ramsey is comical. Maybe, Bernadeschi, Ramsey, Rugani, Betancur, or Arthur would be more applicable. But McKennie? Please. Someone’s having a laugh.

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    Ben September 2, 2021 at 4:41 pm

    Agreed JP. McKennie is only a flop under a manager that doesnt have any interest in using him. Not to mention that McKennie hardly cost Juve anything. Pjanic is about 10 years older and is paid about four times as much as McKennie.

    The Napoli fixture will be interesting. This is Allegri’s team and I would expect Juve to have another great season. Anything out of the top six would be a complete disaster of his own making.