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A big clean-up awaits at Juventus. The Italian champion decided this weekend to say goodbye to Maurizio Sarri and Andrea Pirlo, who was recently contracted to coach the Under-23, to move on to the main force. According to The Gazzetta dello Sport the Juventus management will sweep the broom through the selection.
The elimination in the Champions League by Olympique Lyon has hit hard in Turin. In addition to Sarri, many players now also have to take into account a departure, the pink sports newspaper reports. Andrea Agnelli, President of the old lady, has as a priority that the future of the club is safeguarded, both on a sporting and financial level.
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Juventus therefore wants to say goodbye to many big earners within the selection. The Italian top club is reportedly now lurking for more efficient, motivated, but especially cheap young players. Agnelli believes it is an absolute necessity that salary costs go down and that fresh blood is pumped into the selection in the coming weeks.
Sami Khedira, Gonzalo Higuaín and Douglas Costa are allowed to leave Juventus. The trio collectively earns approximately forty million euros on an annual basis. Danilo and Alex Sandro can also make a transfer, but only with good offers. Aaron Ramsey, Federico Bernardeschi, Mattia De Sciglio and Daniele Rugani may also leave the club in the coming weeks, according to reports.
Juventus must take a new path under the leadership of Pirlo, but Gennaro Gattuso, Napoli coach, warns his former teammate. “He’s fucked now”, the former midfielder jokes in conversation with the press after the 3-1 defeat to Barcelona in the Champions League. “That’s the job. He’s lucky to be able to start at Juventus, but a great player career isn’t enough. You have to work hard and you don’t get much sleep.” Pirlo, according to The Gazzetta dello Sport have in mind various acquisitions, such as midfielders Sandro Tonali (Brescia) and Nicolò Zaniolo (AS Roma).