Juventus new signings – who are they and which players have already left the Old Lady? In this article we've got you covered.
As far as Italian football clubs go, Juventus is up there with the very best. I say this in terms of the club’s history and current status as a powerhouse both domestically and within Europe.
On that note, these monumental clubs don’t spring up by accident. And while Juventus obviously performs well on the pitch, plenty of work goes on in the off-season, as reflected in the Juventus new signings that have come through this Summer.
Adding to that, Juventus has definitely been busy in recent months concerning transfers, and they’ve signed some big names while letting others go.
And if you wish to learn about Juventus new signings, as well as departures, I’ve got the key details for you right here.
- 1 Juventus New Signings – Summer 2023 Arrivals
- 2 Juventus Transfer Departures
Juventus New Signings – Summer 2023 Arrivals
So far, Juventus has spent close to €80 million in the transfer period this Summer. Therefore, it’s clear that the club is willing to spend big in order to reverse its relatively poor performances in the 22/23 season.
This brings me to Juventus’s new signings, and details can be viewed below:
Manuel Locatelli – Midfield – Sassuolo
One problem that Juventus displayed in the 22/23 season was the ability to control the game in the middle of the park. They were rather ropey in possession, and they struggled to be creative enough to set up the strikers. For that reason, they’ve gone in heavy and signed Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo. As for the money involved, they’ve snagged the 25-year-old for a cool €30 million.
Moise Kean – Forward – Everton
Although it’s important to dominate the game in midfield, that would be irrelevant if a team couldn’t score goals. Speaking of which, this hurt Juventus significantly both domestically and in European competition last season. Therefore, Juventus has gone for a €30 million solution by signing Moise Kean from Everton. He will bring power and strength to Juventus’s front line, and they’ve invested a lot of money to bring him to the club.
Timothy Weah – Winger – LOSC Lille
The last of the three more significant new signings for Juventus relates to Timothy Weah. Juventus secured Weah from LOSC Lille for a price of €11.30 million, so in comparison to the other two guys, he was pretty cheap. However, ‘cheap’ doesn’t mean that he won’t add value to the club, and I feel he will slot in nicely with the other forwards/midfielders.
Facundo Gonzalez – Valencia
Juventus ended the summer with one final signing in the form of Valencia youngster Facundo Gonzalez. Juventus haven't been so active this summer, with the club badly needing to sell before they can buy. With Gonzalez only costing Juventus around £2.5m, it's likely the plan to develop and then sell him later for a considerable fee.
At just 20 years of age, Gonzalez is exactly the type of player Juventus will need to get them out of this current financial situation.
Juventus Transfer Departures
With the money that Juventus has spent to boost the strength of its squad this Summer, as expected, they’ve released big sums by selling key players. On that note, the latest and most significant Juventus transfer departures are outlined here.
Dejan Kulusevski – Winger – Tottenham
Deki is here to stay
We are delighted to announce the permanent signing of Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus! 🤍
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) June 17, 2023
This has been the biggest story of all the Juventus departures this Summer. While Kulusevski has been on the books at Juventus since 2020, he has been out on loan for the last three seasons. Therefore, he hasn’t been getting any first-team action for the club that he signed for as a teenager, so it’s no surprise to see his sale. And to be specific, Juventus has sold him to Tottenham for €30 million, which has helped to ‘balance the books’ concerning their other transfer activities.
Radu Dragusin – Defender – Genoa
Other than the sale of Kulusevski, Juventus hasn’t been selling its biggest players to cover transfer fees. In fact, the next sale in line in terms of the total money involved has been the sale of Radu Dragusin to Genoa. Amazingly, he is the only other Juventus departure that has brought in some cash, as he was sold to Genoa for just €5.5 million. Still, that’s at least something, and this is better than letting players go as free agents!
Denis Zakaria – Monaco
Having failed to make an impression on the squad, Zakaria has moved to Monaco for £18m on a permanent transfer. The 26-year-old will also have a sell-on clause in his contract should Monaco move him on in future for a sizable fee. The deal was originally reported to be a loan deal, but with no European football this season, Juventus will be pleased to see the deal happen with a large fee involved.
Zakaria started life well at Juventus, but injury and a poor loan spell with Chelsea couldn't reignite his time in Italy.
Leonardo Bonucci – FC Union Berlin
Italian captain Bonucci called time on his stay at Juventus to move to Germany with Union Berlin. With Bonucci's contract up this summer, he was always looking for a new challenge, and Union Berlin were the ones to take him on. The German side will head to the Champions League for the first time, so Bonucci provides them with incredible experience in this maiden season.
The 16-year-old is reported to have signed a one-year contract with the German side, as he looks to end his career on a high. Union Berlin will need all his experience as well, as they look to upset the balance in the Bundesliga while also taking on Real Madrid, Napoli, and Braga in the Group Stage of the Champions League.