Juventus eyeing Samardzic and Laurienté as potential bargains amidst relegation threat


With the looming threat of relegation for Udinese and Sassuolo, two players, Lazar Samardzic and Armand Laurienté, are emerging as potential bargains for Juventus in the upcoming transfer market. Should these clubs drop to Serie B, the players might seek opportunities elsewhere, making their transfer fees more affordable than under normal circumstances.

La Gazzetta dello Sport report that Samardzic could serve as the ideal replacement for Weston McKennie, who might depart at the end of the season. Last summer, the Serbian midfielder was on the verge of joining Inter, but the deal fell through at the final stages. In January, his entourage seemed closer to Napoli, but negotiations faltered over commission discussions. Allegedly, Cristiano Giuntoli, Juventus’ sporting director, intervened, initiating talks with the head of Udinese’s sporting department, possibly exploring a future deal. This move effectively retained Samardzic at Udinese. The club has consistently valued him at €22-25 million, but relegation could alter these conditions significantly.

Similarly, Laurienté’s future at Sassuolo is uncertain amidst the relegation threat. Juventus see him as a promising prospect, given his familiarity with Italian football and potential readiness for a big club move. Like Samardzic, his transfer fee could become more reasonable in the event of relegation.

With an eye on both dreams and financial prudence, Juventus aim to capitalize on potential opportunities in the transfer market. Giuntoli, mindful of the club’s demanding schedule and the need for quick adaptation, prioritizes players experienced in Serie A. Samardzic and Laurienté, both on the verge of possible relegation with their respective clubs, present Juventus with enticing prospects for the upcoming season.


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