Over the course of a few days this week, sporting directors Cristiano, Giovanni, and chief scout Tognozzi are embarking on an exploratory journey across the fields of the Champions League, Europa League, and Conference League.
Their goal is twofold: to witness potential transfer targets firsthand for the upcoming January transfer window and to establish and strengthen relationships with key contacts for future negotiations.
Juventus had a relatively quiet summer transfer window, securing only one significant signing in the form of Timothy Weah.
However, the club is now actively exploring sustainable reinforcements, particularly in the midfield department.
The uncertainty surrounding Paul Pogba’s future with the Bianconeri after being tested positive for doping adds urgency to this quest.
The three-day European tour may well sow the seeds of fresh ideas and expand the list of midfielders on Juventus’ radar as they plan for a potential post-Pogba era.
Irrespective of the outcomes of these scouting missions, Juventus appears to have a particular interest in the compatriots of Adrien Rabiot and Paul Pogba.
Borussia Monchengladbach’s Manu Kuadio Konè and Strasbourg’s Habib Diarra may not be the stars of European football, but they have been closely monitored in recent months and have received the nod of approval from the Bianconeri’s scouting team.
Among the promising names on Juventus’ radar is another French midfielder, Youssouf Fofana, who has a contract set to expire with Monaco in 2025. Fofana’s potential transfer could be a significant move for Juventus, further solidifying their French connection in the midfield.
Paul Pogba’s contract with Juventus could be terminated after being tested positive for doping and Juventus are already considering options for a potential move in January to strengthen the squad and fight for Scudetto this season.