As the summer of 2023 approaches, Juventus is faced with the impending departure of one of their star midfielders, Adrien Rabiot.
With his contract set to expire, the Bianconeri are already looking towards potential replacements.
Among the names being considered are Davide Frattesi of Sassuolo, Sergej Milinković-Savić of Lazio, Teun Koopmeiners of Atalanta, and Joan Gonzalez and Morten Hjulmand of Lecce.
Adrien Rabiot joined Juventus in 2019 as a free agent, having left Paris Saint-Germain after a contract dispute.
However, as the end of his contract draws near, it seems that Rabiot is set to move on, leaving a void in the Juventus midfield.
Davide Frattesi is one of the most promising young midfielders in Italian football.
The 23-year-old has been a standout performer for Sassuolo over the past two seasons, displaying a keen eye for a pass and a tenacity in winning the ball back.
His versatility is another key attribute, as he can play in a variety of midfield roles. Juventus is reportedly considering a bid for Frattesi, who could provide a long-term solution to their midfield needs.
Sergej Milinković-Savić is another name on Juventus’ radar.
The Serbian international has been a key player for Lazio since his arrival in 2015, helping them to win the Coppa Italia in 2019.
Milinković-Savić is a powerful midfielder with excellent technical ability, capable of scoring goals from distance and providing assists for his teammates.
He has been linked with a move to Juventus for several years, and it seems that the Bianconeri may finally make their move this summer.
Teun Koopmeiners is a talented Dutch midfielder who has been one of the key players for Atalanta this season.
The 25-year-old is a versatile player who can play in a deep-lying role or further forward, and he has a keen eye for a pass.
Koopmeiners is also a dead-ball specialist, capable of scoring from free-kicks and penalties. His technical ability and creativity could make him an ideal replacement for Rabiot.
Finally, Juventus is also reportedly considering a move for the Lecce duo of Joan Gonzalez and Morten Hjulmand.
Gonzalez is a Spanish midfielder who has impressed in Serie A this season, while Hjulmand is a Danish midfielder who has been one of the standout performers in the Lecce.
The two players would represent something of a gamble for Juventus, given their lack of experience at the highest level, but they could also provide a cost-effective solution to their midfield needs.