Italian football expert Conor Clancy believes that Juventus defender Merih Demiral is up for grabs this summer.
Journalist Nicolo Schira reported in June that Demiral’s agents had spoken to Tottenham and that Juventus were asking for €40million for the defender, but also included that Everton had asked about him.
He is also competing for a starting berth with Matthijs De Ligt and the Italian centre-half pairing, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini, with the latter, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano, set to sign a new contract with Juventus until 2023.
With a plethora of talent amongst their defensive ranks, Demiral may have to move away to get more game time, and with rumoured interest in his signature this summer, Conor Clancy exclusively told Football FanCast: “I really rate him, I think as a defender he’s got the potential to have it all, he’s really, really good.
“When he played for Juve regularly, he was excellent, then an injury kind of messed him up and he’s not recovered since. I do think he needs a move, I do think he wants a move and with careful management, he could go somewhere and be an incredible defender again, but it’s all gone a bit stale for him at Juve unfortunately, so yeah, I think he’s up for grabs.”
Tottenham are targeting the centre-half position as an area they need to strengthen this summer. Toby Alderweireld has left to join Al-Duhail, while Spurs being linked with Atalanta defender Cristian Romero, according to Fabrizio Romano.