While football activities remain paralyzed, the transfer market is on fire. This time, the deal should involve Atletico Madrid, from Spain, and Juventus, from Italy. While the Spaniards would be monitoring Bernardeschi, who plays for the Old Lady, the Italians want to close with Saul, who belongs to the Colchoneros.
However, it would be a tough business.
According to the newspaper ‘Tuttosport’, Atletico Madrid would really like to close the deal with Bernardeschi. Juventus, however, may not make it easy.
Because of the financial crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the Old Lady is trying to ease their financial problems. With that, they started thinking of a possible swap, once they are interested in Saul, who is currently one of the best players in Atleti.
However, the operational part can be really complicated for the business to happen.
Bernardeschi himself believes that it is time to leave the Old Lady as he was, in several matches, only sitting on the bench. Having a contract until 2022, the player would have no problem finding a new club due to his talent. However, he has a lower market value than Saul.
Because of that, for an agreement to occur through a swap between the two players, it would be necessary financial compensation to the Spaniards.
Despite this, behind the scenes of the Colchonero team, rumors are that Juventus want to take advantage of the situation, which is not seen with good eyes. Even more when it comes to one of the main pieces of Diego Simeone, manager of the team. It is worth remembering that Saul has a contract with Atletico Madrid until 2026.
With all that, it is clear that Juventus will have to make an effort if they really want to bring Saul to Italy. And maybe just a swap between players wouldn’t be enough to do so.