Kenan Yildiz re-upped with Juventus last summer, but the team wishes to reward him for his recent performances and increased role with a new contract. The management is ready to anoint him as a centerpiece of their future, La Gazzetta dello Sport relayed.

The Turkish starlet has become a regular thanks to Federico Chiesa and Moise Kean’s physical problems. He has appeared 15 times, scoring thrice.

Yildiz is currently tied to Juventus until 2027. The Bianconeri brass is plotting to add two more years to his deal. He’d get a decent raise as well. He’s one of the least-paid players on the squad with a €500k salary. It’d easily double.

The Old Lady is starting to envision the starlet as their next no.10. The iconic jersey number belongs to Paul Pogba, who’s suspended while awaiting judgment. The Bianconeri wish to lock up the prodigy long-term in particular due to uncertainty tied to the future of Chiesa.

Our Take on Juventus and Yildiz

An extension is certainly in the cards as he wasn’t even part of the first team in the summer. He and Chiesa are far from mutually exclusive. They should already start concocting a viable way to have both in their lineup together. Instead, it’s unlikely they’ll keep three pacey attackers, the other being Matias Soulé. They technically could with a permanent switch to 4-3-3, but they need to find the money somewhere.

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