Di Gregorio

Juventus’ plan for Di Gregorio: A Year as Szczesny’s deputy before taking the lead


Juventus have set their sights on Monza goalkeeper Michele Di Gregorio, with a clear plan laid out by sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli. La Gazzetta dello Sport report that Monza’s asking price for the talented shot-stopper stands at €20 million, but Juventus are considering including player exchanges to lower the cash component of the deal.

Transition Strategy

The strategy is straightforward: Di Gregorio will spend the next season as Wojciech Szczesny’s understudy, gradually integrating into the first team. This gradual integration will help him acclimate to the demanding schedule and prepare him for a more prominent role. Mattia Perin is expected to make way, with rumors linking him to a move to AS Roma.

Why Di Gregorio?

Di Gregorio fits Juventus’ vision of a goalkeeper who excels with his feet. Having been trained in Inter Milan’s youth academy, he understands the expectations at a top club and has demonstrated his abilities in Serie A with confidence. The transition to Juventus is ambitious but feasible, requiring a period of adjustment. Giuntoli has shown significant interest, evidenced by a recent meeting with Monza CEO Adriano Galliani in Milan.

The Deal

Monza values Di Gregorio at €20 million, but Juventus might offer some of their young talents to reduce the upfront cost. There is a willingness to negotiate, and Di Gregorio is reportedly keen on the move. The final match of the season at Allianz Stadium could be a fitting preview of his future home. Juventus have moved beyond preliminary interest and are committed to securing Di Gregorio, aiming to offload at least one of their current goalkeepers to make room for him.


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