Serie A giants Juventus will reportedly be open to sell Turkish defender Merih Demiral in this transfer window if any club matches their asking price for the 23-year old. Premier League side Tottenham Hotspurs are rumoured to be interested in signing the centre-back.
Juve set an asking price of €40M for Merih Demiral
According to Goal.com, the Old Lady is expecting around €40 Million (£35m/$48m) for the defender one the transfer market opens. The clubs are likely to start preparing their bids for the Turk now that his national side is out of Euro 2020.
There has been an aura of change at Turin lately, with former manager Masimilliano Allegri making a surprise return to the club after the sacking of Andrea Pirlo.
Merih Demiral’s representatives recently met with the higher authorities of the club expressing their hope that their client gets a more central role in the club the following season. However, the Bianconeri are unwilling to make any such promises right now and thus think that it is better that they part ways with the defender this summer.
Juventus signed Merih Demiral from Serie A rivals Sassualo back in 2019. Over his two seasons at the club, the Fenerbahce academy graduate played just 32 matches in Juve’s colours due to missing out for injury issues.
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The presence of ace centre-backs Giorgio Chiellini, Leonardo Bonucci and Matthijs De Ligt at Juventus, will make it almost impossible for Demiral to find a proper footing in the defence. He is therefore considering a move to any other club where he can become a regular starter. Afterall he is just 23.
Merih Demiral was a part of Turkey’s squad for Euro 2020 and was a regular starter for them. The team that was considered to be the potential Black Horses of the tournament a month ago, failed miserably to live up to the expectations and saw themselves out of the tournament in the group stage itself, finishing last in their group (Group A).
Merih Demiral scored an unfortunate Own Goal in their first match of Euro 2020 against Italy, which was coincidentally also the first goal of the tournament.