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Juventus open to Filip Kostic summer departure

Juventus open to Filip Kostic summer departure

Juventus could be open to selling Filip Kostic at the end of the season despite him only joining from Eintracht Frankfurt last summer, according to Calciomercato.

Kostic has arguably been the signing of the season for Juventus. They paid around €16 million to snap him up when he had one year left on his Frankfurt contract.

However, that price has turned out to be a bargain, with the versatile left winger bagging three goals and eight assists in 27 league appearances.

Juventus consider the Serbia international untouchable, but they could be backed into a corner as they await the verdict of the ongoing Prisma investigation into their budgets between 2019 and 2021.

The club could be forced into a summer clearout, and Kostic, who has quickly grown into a leading figure at the Allianz Stadium, may be one of those sacrificed.

The 30-year-old scored the only goal in the 1-0 Derby d’Italia success over Inter Milan before the international break, which was a massive boost to their Champions League aspirations.

Despite being docked 15 points earlier in the season, Allegri’s side have produced a string of impressive performances to force their way into the top-four race.

The Bianconeri have won six of their last seven games, with their only setback in that run coming against fellow top-four hopefuls AS Roma at Stadio Olimpico.

Juventus currently sit seventh on the Serie A table, with seven points separating them from fourth-placed AC Milan, and a Champions League finish is well within their reach.

Kostic’s form has played a huge role in Juventus’ resurgence, with the Old Lady coming a long way from their early season form that saw Allegri come close to being sacked.

He is currently on international duty with Serbia and was at his best for Dragan Stojkovic’s side as he assisted Dusan Tadic’s opener in Friday’s 2-0 win over Lithuania.

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