Juventus restarts with renewals: from Gatti to Locatelli, the point

The arrival of Juventus’ new sporting director, Cristiano Giuntoli, has brought a shift in the club’s transfer strategy. Despite a lack of exciting football on the pitch, the Bianconeri find themselves at the top of Serie A, positioning themselves as frontrunners for the 2023/2024 season.

Speaking on the club’s new approach, Giuntoli stated, “We are currently working on renewals to build a solid foundation for the present and future.” This marks a departure from their previous transfer policy, which had emphasized a reduction in investment.

Two players have already renewed their contracts with Juventus. Defender Federico Gatti and midfielder Manuel Locatelli have both committed their future to the club. Gatti, who joined the club in January 2022, has extended his contract until 2028. The fans have already drawn comparisons between Gatti and Giorgio Chiellini due to his resilience and dedication on the field. Meanwhile, Locatelli, a key player for Allegri, has also secured a contract extension until 2028 after his Euro 2020 success.

As for other renewals, midfielder Nicolò Fagioli is expected to sign a new contract soon. However, discussions are ongoing for players whose contracts expire in 2024, such as Alex Sandro, Daniele Rugani, and Adrien Rabiot. The situation remains open for these players, with interest from abroad raising doubts over their futures at Juventus.

The club seems to be focused on securing their current talent, while the fans await any potential new signings as the transfer window progresses. The gradual building process under Giuntoli’s leadership seems to be the new vision for Juventus.

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