Merih Demiral underwent medical examinations before the start of the pre-season this morning, but according to reports in Italy, the Turkey international wants to leave Juventus.
The 23-year-old is set to join his teammates to begin the pre-season after taking part in Euro 2020 with his national team.
.@Merihdemiral al J Medical // #Demiral at J Medical @GoalItalia pic.twitter.com/4nntVPTHfZ
— Romeo Agresti (@romeoagresti) July 20, 2021
He underwent medical examinations at the J Medical this morning, but his stay in Turin could be short term.
According to Calciomercato.com, Demiral wants to leave the club because he wants to be a regular starter, something that he may struggle to achieve with Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini and Matthijs de Ligt ahead of him in Massimiliano Allegri’s pecking order.
#Juve, il giorno di #Demiral: il turco vuole andare via, l’#Atalanta ci pensa https://t.co/Rbp34R4J4G pic.twitter.com/t9F3X3N5P4
— calciomercato.com (@cmdotcom) July 20, 2021
Juventus are open to selling the former Sassuolo man for €30m, but the player’s entourage believes the club’s asking price is too high.
Tottenham had asked for information about Demiral, but Spurs seem now closer to Atalanta’s Cristian Romero.
Leicester City and Everton remain interested in the Turkish centre-back and so are Roma and Atalanta. La Dea could sign the 23-year-old if Romero joins Tottenham.