It looks like Juventus’ plan in revamping their squad stuttered a bit as the latest news stated that some of their transfer listed players may not be leaving the club. One of the latest that shows his intend to stay in Turin is former French international striker, David Trezeguet, who looks determined to keep his place at the club.
The 32-years-old, who has been linked with many clubs such as Ac Milan, Valencia and Napoli, voiced out his intention to stay and fight for a place at Juventus on an interview with Italian press right after finishing his training session with the Bianconeri. Trezeguet seems certain that he can still give something for his club next season despite of his age and the management’s plan, the striker probably believes that if he can convince the new coach that he is still useful he might keep his place at the team.
“I don’t want to leave at all.” Trezeguet said to the press
The positive thing for the Frenchman is that according to the media, Juve’s new tactician, Gigi Del Neri, has been quite impressed with Trezeguet’s commitment and showing in the pre-season training camp. This what possibly gives the veteran striker more confidence in believing that he can still give something for the Italian giant, now the problem would solely lies on the club’s management that have made the striker available for other clubs.
Should Trezeguet decide to stay, that would add more uncertainty regarding Juventus’ transfer plan next summer as previously the club have also starting to re-think their plan of selling their Brazilian midfielder Diego Ribas. Not only those two players, recently their Danish midfielder, Christian Poulsen also stated that he doesn’t want to move from the club despite also being listed as transferable players alongside the Frenchman and Diego.
This would certainly jeopardize, the Old Lady’s future plan as they previously have already planned to revamp the squad by replacing some of their veteran and unused players with new and fresher talents. However, in order to get some of their targets, the team will need to sell first because not only they need more money for their transfer budget, the Turin club also have a huge squad that needs to be trimmed.
So far Juventus have already signed 5 new players, such as Marco Storari, Simone Pepe, Leonardo Bonucci, Marco Motta and Jorge Martinez. Reports said that the Bianconeri still have some more targets on their list, which includes the likes of Edin Dzeko, Milos Krasic, Philipe Mexes, Andrea Barzagli, Bastian Schweinsteigger and Vedad Ibisevic. Those names are pretty much the ones that fans and football expert expect from the Italian giant as their previous 5 early signing isn’t being considered as high profile players.