As is widely known, Juventus aren’t having a great season.
The Turin club currently find themselves fifth in Serie A, and whilst that’s an improvement on not so long ago, it’s still far below where they want to be. Inter Milan, who are top of the table, are eleven points clear of Juve and have a game in hand.
One of the club’s big problems this season has been scoring goals. For example, Inter have found the back of the net 51 times in 20 league matches, whilst for Juve the figures are 32 in 21.
Calciomercato.it explains several forwards have been flops this season, and that sends the club to the market in January, with a surprise link to Brighton & Hove Albion.
The man in question is Neal Maupay, and it’s explained Juventus are looking for a ‘moderate cost’ deal in the winter market. That means they can’t go for big stars, and presumably why their eyes have turned towards Brighton.
There’s an assumption that Brighton wouldn’t be able to ask for big figures, given Maupay’s contract expires in 2023, and there’s a feeling a transfer may be possible given the Seagulls are relatively safe from relegation.
However, the chance of the deal is still considered ‘remote’, although it’s insisted the idea is there.