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Opinion: Which young midfielder should Juventus maintain?

July 20, 2022 - 7:45 pm

While the department appeared to be depleted by the end of the previous campaign, Max Allegri’s midfield has suddenly become overpacked before the start of next season.

In addition to sealing Paul Pogba’s return, three young Juventus midfielders made their return from their loan stints, while Federico Cherubini is struggling to chop out the deadwood.

Therefore, some believe that there’s only one first team spot available for the young contingent.

So if the manager must truly choose only a single youngster, which one would be the ideal pick?

Let’s take a closer look at the options before trying to reach a conclusion.

Nicolò Rovella

Unlike his fellow youngsters on the list, Rovella has Serie A experience under his belt having featured for Genoa in the last two campaigns.

The captain of Italy U-21 has showcases a strong character and is always willing to fight for the cause.

Nicolò Fagioli

Perhaps he doesn’t have Rovella’s first tier experience, but Fagioli displayed his prowess during his time at Cremonese and was one of the revelations of Serie B while playing a major role in the Lombardian club’s journey towards promotion.

The 21-year-old has all the makings of fine deep-lying playmaker, and Allegri has been a longtime admirer of his.

Filippo Ranocchia

For one reason or another, Ranocchia has been overlooked by fans and observers alike.

Perhaps the others have better claims, but the Perugia native deserves to be in the conversation at the very least.

Fabio Miretti

Despite being three years younger than the other candidates, Miretti might win the race after all.

While the others were out on loan, he managed to win Allegri’s favor when the opportunity had arisen during the later stages of the campaign.

The 18-year-old is versatile and can play in various roles in the middle of the park.


While Rovella might be the most mature of the bunch, Fagioli and Miretti may possess superior technical skills.

Ranocchia is a promising player in his own right, but Allegri’s midfield is already packed with box-to-box midfielders.

As things stand at the moment, Juventus need a player who can interpret the Regista role, as Arthur has thus far failed to do so, while Manuel Locatelli would arguably do better in a more advanced position.

While Miretti might eventually prove himself in such role, perhaps a temporary exit would help him sharpening his tools further.

On the other hand, Fagioli has paid his dues last season at Cremonese, and it’s about time he receives a fair chance in Turin.

Give the man a well-earned shot and Juventus could potentially find the deep-lying midfielder they have been seeking for years.

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    Joeke July 20, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Totally agree!
    I really hope Allegri gives the youngsters a chance… Especially Fagioli.

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    Juvent1n0chivasso July 21, 2022 at 2:50 am

    I think you can fit at least three. Maybe all four. Tha problem is they havnt unloaded these other guys. Arthur, Rabiot, Ramsey, and even McKennie must go. This way they can play all four youngsters. At the very least, they can give Fagioli and Rovella some decent playing time. Loan Ranocchia to Monza who seems really interested. Then do the same for Miretti to another Serie A or B team. VOILA. Only problem is those four pilons. McKennie is ok but i prefer to give rovella and fagioli some good playing time. They can use the funds to buy a solid RB. Of the four he is the most transferable. They have to get rid od these guys. Give these four Italians a shot.

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    Jonathan Ngolo July 21, 2022 at 9:18 am

    TAKE NOTE: Mc kennie was the best midfield player Max Allegri had before injury.
    Sadly under rated.

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    Chris Le Galle July 21, 2022 at 3:43 pm

    I really do pray and hope that they keep Fagioli and make him the regista we need. Unfortunately knowing Juve keeping him is already almost impossible and playing him will surely not happen. This in my opinion is a great mistake. These young guys can’t be worse then the deadwood midfield players we have and can’t cad rid of. They’re all young and promising. They don’t demand high wages so if it was up to meet I keep them all maybe send just Ranocchia on loan. If Ramsey, Arthur and Rabiot won’t leave, I’ll freeze them out.