It seems unlikely that there will be a great deal going on at Juventus from a transfer perspective in January following the mass resignations of the board, including the likes of club president Andrea Agnelli, Pavel Nedved, and Maurizio Arrivabene.
When the club announced the resignations, they also said that the new board will not be put in place until January 18, 2023. That means that there will be no settled leadership at the Bianconeri until over halfway into the January transfer window.
Considering Juventus sit third in the Serie A table and want t ensure that they qualify for the Champions League next season, January is a crucial period to try and improve the playing squad and kick on in the second half of the season.
Who were Juventus linked with in January?
Juventus were in a really impressive run of form under Massimiliano Allegri before the break for the Qatar 2022 World Cup and they will have wanted to seize the initiative in the transfer window.
Whilst the majority of Juventus’s transfer pursuits were related to the Summer 2023 window, they were hoping to make some moves in January. The Bianconeri wanted to take advantage of Rick Karsdorp’s banishment from the AS Roma squad by Jose Mourinho.
Juventus are also reportedly interested in signing Brighton and Hove Albion wingback Pervis Estupinan. Attacking stars Christian Pulisic (Chelsea) and Nicolo Zaniolo (AS Roma) were also possible opportunistic moves in January.
It can’t be ruled out that Juventus do some business in January, but it seems a lot less likely now with no real guidance and an uncertain financial future.
What is the situation at Juventus?
Juventus’ board of directors consisted of Agnelli, Nedved, Arrivabene, Laurence Debroux, Massimo Della Ragione, Kathryn Fink, Daniela Marilungo, Francesco Roncaglio, Giorgio Tacchia and Suzanne Heywood. The club confirmed that they had resigned on Monday night.
Maurizio Arrivabene is set to continue as CEO until the new board is in place before stepping down.
The decision is thought to be in relation to the fact that Juventus are being investigated for suspicious transfer activity whereby they allegedly inflated values of players for reasons of capital gains.
The financial statements from 2018, 2019 and 2020 are being looked into by investigators. There may also be questions regarding allegedly deferred payments during the COVID-19 pandemic.