As the beginning of the Serie A season quickly approaches, it appears as though Juventus will have their pick of clubs to potentially send Fabio Miretti on loan to for the new campaign.
We’ve known about Salernitana’s interest. We know that Bologna and Genoa have been keeping an eye on the recent birthday boy, too. Now, there’s another team jumping into the fray — and one that has seen another young Juve midfielder join their ranks during the final weeks of the summer transfer window 12 months ago.
According to SportItalia transfer reporter Alfredo Pedulla, Monza are the latest to come into the mix to try and secure the services of the 20-year-old Miretti — yes, he’s no longer a teenager, folks! — for the 2023-24 season. As of right now, however, a decision has not been made regarding where Miretti will play come the new campaign and are focused on trying to finish other deals (like that of Denis Zakaria) at the moment. Salernitana, the club in which Miretti has been linked to the most over the last couple of weeks, has been thought of the most likely destination if Miretti were to go out on loan.
Now, with Monza in the mix, there’s something thinking to do.
According to Pedulla, Monza are very much in the market for another midfielder during the summer transfer window, and considering that the two clubs had success with the loan deal involving Nicolo Rovella a season ago, there is already some sort of built-in rapport of sorts that Juventus could feel confident in sending one of their brighest youngsters there as a result.
But this is the thing with Miretti’s loan move — where he eventually ends up playing could very well come down to other midfield movement on the roster. With the likelihood of Weston McKennie sticking around looking greater and greater, what does that do to potential playing time for Miretti? What about Rovella and where he fits into things? Is there any hope that Pogba could contribute the first half of the season before the next transfer window arrives?
Miretti could simply be forced in a way to go out on loan because of the numbers game that is currently going on in Juve’s midfield. And with playing time very much up in the air, a move to Monza like Rovella did a year ago or Salernitana could prove valuable in the grand scheme of things for a player who very much needs to play more often than not.