Juventus are reportedly planning a midfield rebuild in the summer.
As Manchester United fans we know all too well what it is like to sign Paul Pogba, only to question year after year what we are missing in midfield.
The French midfielder has hardly played this season due to a knee injury.
On a separate note, Adrien Rabiot and Leandro Parades are both set to leave Turin at the end of the season. Our readers will remember United’s links to Rabiot in the summer, but thankfully that deal didn’t materialise because we ended up signing Casemiro instead.
Juventus’ financial problems mean they will struggle to convince Rabiot to stay at the end of the season, which may explain why United felt his entourage were difficult to deal with…
Meanwhile, Parades looks set to have his contract terminated by the Serie A giants.
One player being linked with a move to Juventus is Marcel Sabitzer, who is currently on loan at Manchester United until the end of the season.
The Austrian arrived from Bayern Munich late in January transfer market as Christian Eriksen’s replacement after the Dane sustained a serious injury after a reckless Andy Carroll tackle.
According to Calciomercato.it, Juventus will enquire about Sabitzer’s availability but everything depends on United’s decision at the end of the season.
Sabitzer, 28, is still settling at United and familiarising himself with his new team-mates. He was thrown in at the deep-end with two quick fire derby games against Leeds and showed glimpses that he could be a promising addition.
I can’t wait to see him in midfield alongside Casemiro.
Sadly, though, we may have to wait until the second-leg against Barcelona in the Europa League play-off round for that to happen. Casemiro still has a domestic suspension and Sabitzer misses the first-leg after picking up three yellow cards in the Champions League group stages.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Ten Hag kept Sabitzer at United this summer, but he has a lot of work to do before we can talk about that. The club won’t be making any premature judgements either. Not on Ten Hag’s watch.
Ultimately, the final decision will come down to Bayern Munich.