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Juventus FC Summer Transfer Window of 2021-22: Live Updates

Sat 21 August 2021 | 9:00

Juventus' dominant territory was taken over by Inter. Let's see how Turin Zebras will reinforce the Juventus FC summer transfer window of 2021-22 and reclaim the crown of the Calcio.

How 2020-21 ended was a wake up call for the

Juventus

board.

Andrea Agnelli

wanted to polish Juve's image in football. The Juventus president wanted his to be attractive for the young football fans but instead, his team was about to be left out of the next Champions League. In the final matchday, Juventus took the last Champions League quota in Serie A. For the last 9 years, Juventus was participating in the Champions League as the champion of Italy.

The arch rival of the Old Lady,

Inter

managed to break the Scudetto streak of Juve at the number nine. Agnelli has changed the club's transfer policy. After serving for 11 years, the Chief Football Officer of Juventus left the club. As the appointed manager,

Andrea Pirlo

did an overall good job. He won Coppa Italia and Supercopa Italiana and somehow got the promotion to the Champions League. What the young manager did was justifiable given that he was experiencing his first senior team coaching. The club's board actions though didn't satisfy the fans.

At the end of 2020-21, Andrea Agnelli took a U-turn and went back to the club's roots by bringing the former successful coach back. When

Massimiliano Allegri

left Juventus they were undisputed in Italy but now it's vastly different. The COVID-19 pandemic hit the Italian clubs hard financially. It was one of the reasons Agnelli was at the core of Super League founders. Let see the

Juventus FC 2021-22 transfers

in one of the most surprising transfer windows of recent years.

Read on to find out more about Juventus summer transfer window of 2021-222:

With the changes of the sporting director and manager, Juventus fans will expect major changes in the squad for the upcoming season. 

May 21

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Douglas Costa 

Douglas Costa

didn't last in

Bayern Munich

and the German champions didn't extend his loan contract. On the deadline day of the 2020 summer transfer window, Juventus loaned Costa to Bayern Munich but the Brazilian winger missed the majority of the season due to a hairline crack in his foot.

Bayern is the club he played for before joining Juventus in 2018. Juventus's squad is crowded in the winger position. Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala,

Federico Bernardeschi

, Dejan Kulusevski, and Federico Chiesa are all wingers in the Old Lady's squad and Costa would stand a chance to play for Juve. In the

Juventus FC summer transfer window of 2021-22

, he returned from a loan on May 20th but his next club was already appointed.

On 21st the team

Gremio

signed the 30 years old winger on loan. Gremio is the club Costa built in his professional career before moving to Europe. Returning to the homeland may help Costa to restore his form. Costa's contract with Juventus expires at the end of the loan and he will be a free player. It is possible that his days in European football are over and stays in Gremio for the rest of his career. Costa had very successful spells in

Shakhtar Donetsk

, Bayern, and Juventus.

June 17

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Gianluigi Buffon

As one of the most important and early

Juventus transfer news

, After years of glory, Juventus's Idol,

Gianluigi Buffon

departed and joined his early club

Parma

. Buffon was a Juventus player since 2001 when he became the world's most expensive goalkeeper. After 20 years he returned to the club but the reverse deal is for free. Italian living legend holds numerous records and won countless trophies.

The 2021 Coppa Italia Final was the last match of Buffon in Juve. The match ended with a dramatic victory against

Atalanta

and the 43 years old lifted his last trophy for Juve. Parma was the last team on the Serie A standings last season and relegated to Serie B. The return of Buffon was welcomed by Parma fans and he is already boosting the club's morale.

Buffon has won Serie B before with Juventus and in Parma, he's got the chance to win the title again and get back to the top tier. In Parma Buffon had 220 appearances and won UEFA Cup, Coppa Italia, and Supercopa Italiana all in 1999. In the case that Parma gains the Serie A promotion and Buffon return with them to Serie A, he will become the oldest Serie A player ever.

July 9

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Cristiano Ronaldo

One of the most important players on the

Juventus 2021 transfers list

is

Cristiano Ronaldo

. The Portuguese superstar is not satisfied and if he receives a good offer he may consider leaving Juventus. The day Ronaldo joined Juventus everybody started to fantasize but the results weren't much close to what Juventus and Ronaldo assumed to be.

Ronaldo didn't get the top scorer title even in Serie A in his first two seasons that Juve was still winning Scudetti. He finally won the Capocannoniere award in 2020-21 but Juventus didn't win the league. It is obvious that if Ronaldo wants to stay in Turin, Max Allegri will expect a lot from him. There are only a few teams that can afford Ronaldo's massive salary. He won't return to

Real Madrid

because Real's boss wants

Kylian Mbappé

.

The only possible destination for Ronaldo among Premier League's giants is

Manchester United

but the Red Devils haven't shown interest in bringing back their former player. The only team remaining that is wealthy enough to hire Ronaldo in Paris Saint-Germain. The French club has been very active in the transfer market and if Mbappé approves the move to Real, Ronaldo will be a high priority replacement for him. The 36 years old has by far the most expensive salary in Serie A players. Ronaldo alone gets more salary than five entire teams in the 2020-21 Serie A.

July 11

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Moise Kean

There have been some talks about

Moise Kean

being on the Juventus 2021 transfers list. Juventus is interested in bringing back their former player. The 21 years old striker joined

Everton

from Juventus in 2019 on a €27.5 million deal.

Kean has played in Serie A for

Hellas Verona

and Juventus of course. Kean had 29 caps for Everton in his debut season in the Premier League. He was loaned to

Paris Saint-Germain

for 2020-21 by Everton. Unlike Everton, Kean had a good season in PSG and once again became one of the most exciting talents in the market. The Italian striker surpassed PSG's own

Mauro Icardi

and made 26 appearances.

Mauro Icardi started 11 matches for PSG that is the exact half amount of Kean being on the starting line-up. He won the second best scorer of PSG in a tie with Neymar scoring 17 goals. Juventus is not the only team interested in Kean. Paris Saint-Germain is ready to battle with Juventus over the young star. There are still two years remaining of Kean's contract with Everton so signing him is not going to be easy.

July 12

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Federico Chiesa

Followed by the brilliant performances of

Federico Chiesa

in Euro 2020, he is targeted by many big clubs. Bayern Munich's new manager confirmed his interest in Federico Chiesa and praised the 23 years old: “Chiesa is a great player, I think he's extraordinary. He's very fast, with very good dribbling, and finishing…".

Nagelsmann

believes that even if it's possible to sign the Italian winger, his price stands high.

The son of Enrico Chiesa was one of the best players of Juventus. Chiesa scored 14 goals and provided 10 assists in his debut season for Juventus. Despite all the attractions in Chiesa, there is no way that he leaves Juventus in 2021 summer transfer. The new manager of Juventus, Massimiliano Allegri, is counting on Chiesa to be a key player for the upcoming season. Chiesa is actually still a Fiorentina player because he joined Juventus on a loan deal, but the Old Lady has an option to buy for €40 million. 

Mikkel Damsgaard

Sampdoria

's

Mikkel Damsgaard

was one of the most interesting talents in Euro 2020. The 21 years old winger scored two goals for Denmark in Euro 2020. The first goal he scored was in the group stage match against Russia. It ended with a 4-1 victory for Denmark. The second goal was in the Semi finals, where he scored the only free kick goal of the tournament.

In the summer transfer window of 2020, he joined Sampdoria for less than €7 million, but Transfermarkt reported that his market value is to be rosen up to €20 million. Damsgaard made 35 appearances in Serie A. He scored his first goal in a 3-0 victory against

Lazio

. Damsgaard played mainly as a left winger, but he's capable of playing as an attacking midfielder or second striker.

Due to his great form in Euro 2020, now he sees many possible offers for transfer. Juventus is one of the teams following his situation, but they should compete with many big rivals for Damsgaard. He has offers from Premier League teams but the biggest rival is Real Madrid. The Spanish club is willing to spend more than €30 million on Damsgaard, but their offer is not official yet.

Daniele Rugani

Daniele Rugani

is set to leave Juventus and Maurizio Sarri is eyeing him, one of his former stars. Rugani could be a low budget solid transfer for the new boss of Lazio. He has been in Turin for eight years and has been out of favor in the defensive line. The 26 year old defender had a horrible season and was on loan for most of the season. Half of it was on loan in

Rennes

. Rugani only made one appearance in the Ligue 1, and in the middle of the 2020-21 season, Juventus recalled him. He went on another loan to Cagliari and recovered his form by making 16 Serie A caps.

The Italian defender joined Juventus in 2013 as a promising talent but he couldn't compete with

Leonardo Bonucci

and Giorgio Chiellini. The only chance he had was in the case that one of the two legendary defenders wasn't available. His best season in Juventus was 2017-18 when Bonucci moved to Milan for a season. The return of Bonucci and the signing of

Matthijs de Ligt

left no chance for Rugani to be a crucial player for Juventus.

Rugani's former coach in Juventus, Maurizio Sarri wants him in Lazio. The 2019-20 season wasn't the first time Sarri was coaching Rugani. Back in Empoli, where he started his professional career, Sarri was the coach. Between 2013-15 under Sarri, he played in 78 league matches for Empoli, including the 38 caps in the Serie A debut season.

Gabriel Jesus

Gabriel Jesus

has been on several Juventus transfer news. The Italian club extended

Alvaro Morata

's contract and they still need another striker as an alternative for the Spanish player. The list of Italian football transfers in summer 2021 for Juventus also includes Moise Kean and Mauro Icardi as Jesus's alternatives.

Jesus has been a

Manchester City

player since 2017 but he has been under the shadow of

Sergio Agüero

. At the beginning of the transfer window, Agüero was officially introduced to Barcelona fans. Despite Agüero's departure, Man City's forward line is still very crowded. Citizens hired

Jack Grealish

on a record breaking transfer and it is threatening Jesus' playtime more than ever.

According to Tuttosport, Juve chiefs met on Saturday to discuss transfer targets and they chose Jesus to be their first-choice option in the final third of the field. The Brazilian striker has scored 82 times and delivered 34 assists in his 195 appearances for Manchester City in all competitions. Jesus has only two years left from his contract. He is one of the strikers on the transfer list of Juventus. 

July 16

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Cristiano Ronaldo Update

Cristiano Ronaldo stays in Juventus in the final year of his contract. There has been no concrete offer for his transfer. The Portuguese superstar may want to leave on free at the end of the season and is expected to return for training on July 25. He has mentioned that he wants to play for his old team,

Sporting

. Next summer might be the time for Ronaldo to go back to his homeland.

The 36 years old striker scored 36 goals in 44 games last season. He won the Capocannoniere award which was awarded to the player with the most goals in Serie A each season. In Euro 2020 he failed to defend Portugal's title but in the end, he was known as the tournament top scorer, both 2020 and overall. The return of Massimiliano Allegri to Juventus, the departure of Antonio Conte and some of Inter's players could be a sign of Scudetto for Ronaldo and Juventus.

Over the past year, he has been linked with a move to his former club, Manchester United but United spent a big money on

Jadon Sancho

's transfer. Paris Saint Germain is another possible destination for Ronaldo but Paris Saint Germain is busy with other transfer objectives.

Miralem Pjanic

Miralem Pjanic

is willing to return to Serie A, now that Allegri has returned. Pjanic was one of Allegri’s stars from 2016 to 2019. Barcelona midfielder has dropped in the pecking order and

Ronald Koeman

prefers Frenkie de Jong and Pedri to play besides Sergio Busquets in the starting line-up. Just like Philippe Coutinho, Pjanic has to find a way out if he wants to get more playtime.

The 31 years old midfielder was suggested to Roma but they turned it down. The first reason to reject Pjanic was that Jose Mourinho didn't agree with the move. The next obstacle is the high wage Pjanic demands and Barcelona has to pay a part of it in case he moves to Roma. The last thing is the way Pjanic left Roma, which was hurtful for the fans. He joined the rival Juventus by activating the release clause.

Juventus remains Pjanic's most likely destination. His transfer fee is not the biggest problem for the move. The main problem would be his salary, which is €15 million per season. However, Massimiliano Allegri could use his creativity for playmaking, the feature Pirlo's Juventus lacked. The Bosnian last year left on a swap deal with Barcelona's

Arthur Melo

. Neither side benefited from the deal and both players benched most of the time.

July 30

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Gianluca Frabotta 

Gianluca Frabotta

went on a season loan to Hellas Verona. The Italian right back will wear a Hellas Verona shirt until he returns from the loan on 30 July 2022. Frabotta joined Juventus U-23 in 2019-20 but he made his Serie A debut for the senior team in the same season under manager

Maurizio Sarri

. During the 2020-21 season, with Andrea Pirlo in charge, he appeared frequently for Juventus. He had 18 caps, mainly as a left-back and occasionally as a left midfielder.

Frabotta scored his first goal for Bianconeri in Coppa Italia victory over SPAL. The born in 1999, left back, left Juve to have more chances to play. With the return of Allegri and his favorite full back,

Mattia De Sciglio

, Frabotta would be likely to be benched for the whole season at Turin. The 22 years old appeared once in the Champions League feature. He played 14 minutes in a match against Ferencvaros as a substitute. There are two years remaining on Frabotta's contract with Juventus.

August 5

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Kaio Jorge 

Juventus finally unveiled its first signing after an agreement on

Kaio Jorge

with the Brazilian club Santos. Jorge’s contract with Santos was expiring and to avoid losing him on a free transfer in January, Santos made the deal with Juventus. The initial fee is reported to be €2.5 million, which would increase to €3 million with additionals. Juventus has been really quiet on the transfer market.

The signing of the Brazilian youngster will help Bianconeri focus on

Manuel Locatelli

. For the first signing of the 2021 summer transfer window, Juventus won the race for the 19 year old player competing with AC Milan and Benfica. The Italian side paid €1.5 million of the transfer fee and the remaining €1 million and the possible bonuses will be paid in 2022. In return, Santos will receive 5% of the profits from any future sales. Kaio Jorge will wear the No. 21 jersey this season.

Cristian Romero

Followed by the agreement between Atalanta and Tottenham on

Cristian Romero

’s move to London, the Italian had to redeem his loan from Juventus. Romero joined Juventus in July 2019 but was immediately loaned back to Genoa. After a season, Bianconeri loaned the Argentinian again, this time to Atalanta. Romero did a great job at Atalanta in the 2020-21 season and was named the best defender of the season in the end.

Tottenham’s new director of football, Fabio Paratici had a big part in this transfer. Romero’s move to Juventus was at the time Paratici was in charge of the Turin side. Tottenham signed Romero on a season loan with an obligation to buy, basically the same deal Atalanta has made with Juve. The buy-out clause Atalanta activated was €16 million, while Tottenham would pay about three times to buy him from Atalanta. 

August 6

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Merih Demiral

Merih Demiral

joined Atalanta to replace Cristian Romero. The Turkish defender from Juventus will wear Nerazzurri in Bergamo in the 2021-22 season on loan. Italian’s favorite formula in the transfer market is a loan contract with an option to buy. It is the same deal Juventus and Atalanta had on Romero. Demiral joined Juventus in 2019 and in two years he appeared in 32 games for Bianconeri but he failed to secure a place in the starting line up. It is hard for any defender to compete with Leonardo Bonucci and

Giorgio Chiellini

and Juve’s solid third defender is Matthijs de Ligt.

Demiral’s first team in Italy was Sassuolo, where he made 14 Serie A appearances. The 23 years old center-back won Scudetto in his first season at Juve and won Coppa Italia in the last season. The initial fee for Demiral’s loan to Atalanta is €3 million and his buy out fee is reported to be €25 million. The two transfers of Demiral and Romero are highly related and in case Tottenham makes Romero’s deal permanent it is likely the same will happen to Demiral. 

August 17

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Cristiano Ronaldo Update

Prior to the transfer market having gone wild and Messi dropping a bomb by leaving Barcelona, Ronaldo assumed to stay at Juventus. In the latest transfer updates, the departure of CR7 from Juventus is more likely than ever. Ronaldo had become both a technical and financial problem for Juventus and with Massimiliano Allegri in charge, the situation became more complicated as the manager had issues with Ronaldo in his previous spell at Turin.

Due to the dismal economic state of many big clubs, Ronaldo's enormous salary was another problem Juventus was dealing with. The Portuguese superstar has declared his departure and his agent, Jorge Mendes, is seeking a suitable destination for him. Paris Saint-Germain had been linked to Ronaldo before but due to the arrival of Messi, they are not willing to sign the 36 years old striker.

Real Madrid is another club considering hiring Ronaldo but they are after Kylian Mbappe and his return to Madrid is implausible. The most serious rumors are about Ronaldo’s return to Manchester and the club linked to him is surprisingly City, not United. Juventus had to find a striker. Meanwhile, Mendes is negotiating with all the possible destinations for Ronaldo. Juventus would demand an approximately $20 million transfer fee for the CR7's departure, while City seemed to be only interested in a free transfer. 

Manuel Locatelli 

After a long negotiation over Manuel Locatelli, Juventus and

Sassuolo

have finally reached an agreement. Juventus’ top priority in the transfer market has been Locatelli and the fans were waiting for the transfer to become official. Locatelli signed a two years long loan and Juve has an option to buy him out. The buy out clause is reported to be €25 million plus €12.5 million in potential add-ons. The born in 1998 midfielder was a key player for Azzurri winning the Euro 2020.

After his move from his first Serie A club Milan, to Sassuolo his skills were significantly improved and he became one of the most promising Italian players. The deep lying midfielder is presumed to be the missing piece of Juventus’ line-up. Bianconeri suffered from inefficient midfielders in 2020-21 and meanwhile, Locatelli was one of the best midfielders in Serie A. Juve manager Massimiliano Allegri has worked with Locatelli while they were both in Milan. Locatelli was 15 years old at the time. 

August 27

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Cristiano Ronaldo Update

Cristiano Ronaldo went to Manchester but to play for United, not Manchester City. Soon after the announcement of his departure, Ronaldo was linked to Manchester City but the English didn’t get close to an agreement with Juventus. City required a free transfer and Juventus didn’t want to release its most popular player. When Citizens withdrew their position on signing CR7, his old team United entered the scene. Unlike its cross-city rivals, United was willing to fulfill Juve’s demands. United signed Cristiano on a €15 million fee deal with potentially another €8 million in add-ons. In 2009, Ronaldo left United for Real Madrid on a record-breaking transfer.  After more than a decade he returned to Old Trafford. The Portuguese had one year remaining on his contract with Juve, and the Italian side had to sell him to avoid a free transfer in the future. In 134 appearances for Juve, Cristiano scored 101 goals and registered 22 assists. His contract with Manchester United lasts up to June 2023.

August 28

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Moise Kean update

Followed by Ronaldo's departure, Juventus decided to bring back one of their own former players. Moise Kean joined Juventus on a two-year long loan from Everton. The Italian side has the obligation to buy. The born in 2000, was a part of Juventus academy and before leaving for Everton he made 21 caps for the Juventus senior team. He didn't settle at Everton but during the loan season at Paris Saint-Germain he restored his form.

At PSG the Italian striker featured in 26 Ligue 1 matches and outclassed Mauro Icardi by scoring 13 goals. Juventus has Alvaro Morata in the front line but he's not a reliable goalscorer. Given his age and the reasonable price tag, Kean was the best Juventus could do in the remainder of the transfer window. Juve paid the initial €7 million fee to Everton and the potential buy out clause is going to be around €30 million.

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