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A New Technology To Be Tried Out In Serie A This Weekend As Rabiot Snubs EPL Move To Extend With Juventus

Written By Onyeka Daniel

With the current shortage of players in the midfield for Juventus with Paul Pogba and Nicolo Fagiolo out with suspension, the club is on the look out for reinforcement during the January transfer window, but they can rest easy in the knowledge that they won’t be losing one of their important players in that department either.

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Multiple outlets are reporting that France international Adrien Rabiot is ready to extend his stay in Turin and will likely put pen to paper on a contract extension in the coming weeks. The 28-year-old is out of contract at the end of the 2023/24 season. His contract had also expired at the end of the 2022-23 campaign, but he decided to stay on at the Allianz Stadium for an extra year on improved personal terms.

Rabiot currently takes home an annual salary of €7m, and despite strong interest from the Premier League, he could be set to sign off on an additional year on the same wages.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, a strong relationship with Massimiliano Allegri is the main reason behind his desire to stay and this could point to the fact that the manager will be staying beyond this season, despite reports of the possible return of Antonio Conte to the club.


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In fact, Allegri was one of the main reasons why Rabiot had wanted to sign for Juventus in the first place back in 2019, however, the coach had left the club at the end of 2018-19 season, before the two had had the chance to work together.

A few months after Maurizio Sarri came in to replace Allegri, Rabiot’s mother and agent Veronique had considered requesting a move away from Juventus due to lack of consistent game time. Things began to improve under Andrea Pirlo, but Rabiot’s return to form at the highest level has largely coincided with the return of Allegri.

But the club may have to look elsewhere for their January signing after they were warned of one of their targets. Atletico Madrid midfielder Rodrigo de Paul has had a mixed time with the Spanish club, and as recently as February of this year, fans were telling him to leave the club.

With the turnaround In form, de Paul has become one of the most treasured players at Atletico. For much of the past 12 months, Juventus have been linked with de Paul. However, according to Marca, de Paul is ‘untouchable’ as things stand, and they would not consider offers for the central midfielder.

At 29 years of age, de Paul is likely entering the stage where his next contract could be his last major deal. His current contract expires in 2026, when he will be 32, so if Los Rojiblancos were to consider selling him, the next year or so might be the last opportunity. As it stands though, it seems they are destined several more years together.

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Bodycam footage is set to be tested in Serie A for the first time this weekend, with Juventus leading the way in their upcoming clash against reigning champions Napoli on Friday night. The new bodycam feature will be tested as part of DAZN’s live matchday coverage.

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One Juventus player will wear the camera during the warm-up at the Allianz Stadium to capture the action from the build-up from a brand-new perspective. The same technology was also trialled during the warm-up of Wolves’ match against Tottenham in the Premier League in November.

The system was also given a run-out during a pre-season friendly between Newcastle and Aston Villa. The ultra-light cameras are fitted to the players’ GPS vests and poke through a small hole in the jersey.

The IFAB do not currently permit body cameras to be worn during competitive matches. Juventus have shared footage to social media of Samuel Iling-Junior trying the bodycam out for the first time at one of Juve’s recent training sessions at Continassa.

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