Opinion: Juventus should be doing all they can to strike agreement to sign in-demand midfielder

Date: 14th December 2023 at 10:05am
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Juventus are reportedly eyeing a summer swoop for Napoli midfielder, Piotr Zielinski, who is set to become a free agent upon the expiration of his contract in June 2024. Zielinksi has spent seven years with Napoli, having originally signed for them in 2016, after spending the early stages of his professional career with fellow Serie A side, Udinese.

Therefore, Zielinski is no stranger to Italian football, and the Polish international has caught the eye with some strong performances for Napoli in the last seven years. He’s still a regular in that Napoli team, and has made 13 appearances in all competitions to date for them this term, which includes starting in all of their Champions League matches so far. He’s chipped in with two goals and two assists during that time, and he’ll be eager to continue to impress moving forwards.

It’s somewhat surprising to hear that Napoli are yet to offer the midfielder a new contract, as he’s been a key player for them for a number of years. Napoli’s loss could prove to be Juventus’ gain, as they look to get back challenging for the Serie A title. Juventus have finished fourth in the Italian top-flight in the last two seasons, which will have been hugely frustrating for their supporters to witness. These irritating last couple of years have come off the back of nine consecutive league titles, which certainly set the bar high amongst their fanbase.

If you’re a keen bettor, then you might be intrigued to know Juventus’ betting odds for the 2023/24 Serie A title, which have been provided to us by the experts at bonuscodebets.co.uk. They’ve revealed that Juventus’ price to win the league title is 7/2 on Sky Bet. Below, you’ll find the rest of the betting odds for the teams expected to be challenging Juventus this term.

  • Inter Milan @ 10/11
  • AC Milan @ 7/2
  • Napoli @ 11/1
  • Atalanta @ 20/1
  • Fiorentina @ 80/1

Juventus already have some strong central midfielder options, with the likes of Adrien Rabiot, Manual Locatelli, and Weston McKennie making up their central trio for the majority of league matches to date. With the recent updates on Paul Pogba and Nicolò Fagioli being ruled out of action for the foreseeable future, it makes complete sense for Juventus to target alternative options in the coming months, and it appears as though Zielinski is the player they’re putting top of their transfer wishlist.

Zielinski offers quality on the ball, and at the age of 29, you’d certainly feel as though he’s still got plenty to offer in Serie A, and Juventus could benefit from that. With the midfielder potentially being available on a free transfer in the summer, it’s a deal that would make complete sense for the Italian giants, who need strength in depth when it comes to their midfield options, which have been lacking in recent months, which could have contributed to their recent struggles.

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