Juventus Transfers: 5 Central Midfielders the Bianconeri Could Realistically Target This Summer

Juventus have consistently been linked with a host of big talents in an attempt to fortify their central midfield area.

Maurizio Sarri relies heavily on his midfield to implement his signature Sarriball and it is no secret Juve are planning to back him in the transfer window to get the right players to play this frenetic style of football. 

Here are a look at five options Juventus realistically look to sign.


Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba

Fed up at United, Pogba is looking to break free from the shackles of Manchester and dazzle the world once again with his superstar talent.

And where better to do that than where he did it before? At Juve, Pogba was a force to be reckoned with, particularly in his final season at the club when he was probably the best player in Italy. 

Adored by the fans and generally happier looking playing for the Bianconeri, Turin was a great fit first time around – though the Old Lady face stiff competition from the likes of Real Madrid.

Potential Price: £90-£115m


Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

SS Lazio v FC Internazionale - Serie A

Nicknamed ‘the Sergeant’, Milinkovic Savic is a powerful and versatile midfielder that has been a huge part of Lazio’s resurgence in Serie A over the past few years.

Standing at 6’4, Savic has a domineering presence in midfield. As comfortable defending as he is going forward, this type of dynamism has led to high interest from a host of Europe’s top clubs.

Savic’s dominant playing style has drawn comparisons to Paul Pogba and he would be a worthy alternative should Juve miss out on the Man Utd man. 

Potential Price: £70-£100m


Sandro Tonali

Genoa CFC v Brescia Calcio - Serie A

Considered one of Italy’s brightest young talents, wonderkid Sandro Tonali has been garning a lot of attention with his classy performances at Serie A strugglers Brescia.

The 19-year-old has been deployed, for the most part, as a deep-lying playmaker at Brescia – and his composed close control and passing range is being compared to the legendary Andrea Pirlo.

Tonali’s vision from deep will be something for Sarri to consider, Sarriball favours a midfield three that has a playmaker dictate fluidity from deep, much like Jorginho at Chelsea. Juventus will face stiff competition to secure his signature with Barcelona now throwing their hat in the ring.

Potential Price: £50-£60m


Gaetano Castrovilli

Gaetano Castrovilli

Castrovilli has been one of Serie A’s biggest breakthrough players this season. Making the move up from Serie B side Cremonese, where he played a host of different midfield and attacking positions, he has flourished into a more central role with Fiorentina.

The 23-year-old operates a roaming playmaker role for the Viola, and his performances at the club have been so impressive that he’s been become a regular in Italy squad. S

Fiorentina will ideally want him to stick around for another season, though his emergence as one of Italian football’s most exciting midfielders has led to much speculation about his future. Antonio Conte is thought to be a keen admirer, Juve may have to go toe-to-toe with their old foe Inter to secure Catrovilli’s services.

Potential Price: £35-£45m


Kai Havertz

Bayer 04 Leverkusen v Eintracht Frankfurt - Bundesliga

Bayer Leverkusen had high hopes for Havertz when they made them their youngest ever debutant in the Bundesliga, and it is fair to say he has lived up to their expectations. The 20-year-old has since made 110 appearances for Leverkusen scoring 30 goals.

Havertz operates an advanced playmaking role, his emergence as a goalscoring threat has seen him deployed further forward since making his debut as a 17-year-old in 2016/17. Having had a number of seasons under his belt in the Bundesliga playing numerous roles, Havertz has evolved into a complete midfielder.

Juventus will face tough competition as the race to secure Havertz’s signature heats up. A host of Premier League clubs are thought to be monitoring the situation closely.

Potential Price: £90m


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