The Argentine had not received any answers to the proposal with which the club had met his request for an annual contract. But the impasse was blocking the Juventus market
Juventus has decided to give up the Di Maria track. It goes further, the viewfinder extends to other objectives. El Fideo had been identified as one of the main reinforcements (free of charge) for Allegri, so as to guarantee experience and quality to the squad. After the last relaunch of the bianconeri – who in fact equalized the initial request – the player asked for more time to reflect: too much – without providing a clear answer – according to the final decision of the bianconeri, who did not want to go beyond half of this week.
Behind the doubts of the Argentine there could be Barcelona, which would have made Di Maria understand that they want to satisfy him with requests when he has the possibility. Or perhaps the decision to return home early to Rosario Central, where former Juventus player Carlitos Tevez has just been appointed to the new coach role. The Argentine has never shown openness to the two-year proposal that would have allowed the Bianconeri to access the tax benefits of the Growth Decree, precisely in the idea of playing the last year in Europe and then ending their career in Argentina. Juve had retracted by reducing the offer to just one year and going up to the requested 7 million. Confidence continued to filter from the entourage in recent weeks, but without any definitive response from the player. And, at the umpteenth request for time, Juve moved to start working on alternative plans, with Zaniolo and Berardi at the top of the list, without excluding other surprise names kept in hiding so far.
June 23, 2022 (change June 23, 2022 | 21:19)
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