Report: Juventus would consider loan for Everton and Arsenal linked player
Everton and Arsenal have perhaps been handed a boost in their quest to sign Merih Demiral. Calciomercato claims that Juventus may now consider a loan to buy option this summer.
The Turkish performer is down the pecking order in Turin. He is valued at £34 million and will be allowed to leave the club in the near future.
Given his staggering value, both Everton and Arsenal might have been deterred. If a loan deal could be on the table, however, they could be keen.
Demiral has never really got going at Juventus. He has largely been used as a peripheral figure since arriving from Sassuolo in 2019.
He has made just 32 appearances, scoring once. Last season he played in every game of the Coppa Italia only to be benched for the final where Juve beat Atalanta.
That could be the final straw and the 23-year-old would surely welcome a departure. His representatives are certainly keen to get Juventus to loosen their demands.
Both clubs are thought to be in the market for a centre-back this summer. Arsenal are set to sign Ben White but maybe another defensive addition could be justified.
Everton struggled at the back last season and some competition would certainly be welcomed at Goodison Park.
Everton or Arsenal: Who will land Demiral?
It’s going to be an interesting one to see who can land the centre-back this summer. There could, of course, be some other interested parties in the mix for his signature.
He is on £58,000-a-week and the wages won’t be a problem for either club. Everton don’t currently have a manager, however, and they’ll surely look to sort that first.
Demiral would be a decent signing for either club though. He is big, strong and is capable of playing out from the back in a modern-day central defensive capacity.
A loan to buy would certainly be a decent option for both clubs too. It would allow them to give him a season and see if they can get him up to the standard required in the Premier League.
If Demiral shines, he’d be a decent capture and would be tied down ahead of his best years.