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La Gazzetta: Juventus wants to lure Dries Mertens with a decent salary

La Gazzetta: Juventus wants to lure Dries Mertens with a decent salary


Juventus He has a great striker with Dusan Vlahovic, but is looking for a version that should also be able to play on the wings. While Atlético Madrid is finding it difficult to launch first choice, Alvaro Morata, Juventus are considering alternatives. According to Italian sports newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Red Devil Dries Mertens is one of the slopes.

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Muriel, Martial, Kostic, Werner and Mertens: these are the names La Gazzetta gave as an alternative to Morata. Muriel (Atalanta) and Costi (Frankfurt) only have a one-year contract with the clubs and so it’s easy to separate them, but Mertens is completely free of transfers. An added bonus is that Juvé will then have more conversion budget to pay for other boosts. According to La Gazzetta, Juvé Mertens will make an attractive proposition.

Juventus manager Federico Cherubini is tasked with finding a striker who can play centrally when Vlahovic needs a rest, but who can also play football with him on the wings. Juventus have a (temporary) problem especially on the left, with Federico Chiesa still returning after a long absence due to injury.

With no transfer fee paid to Mertens, Juventus will offer the 35-year-old pocket striker a generous salary of more than 4 million euros, according to Gazzetta. In addition, there is the attraction of the Champions League. The counter-argument is that Mertens is the symbol of Napoli club, Juventus’ rival. But in football, the heart is often where the wallet is.

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