Juventus’ decision to secure Alcaraz from Southampton revealed by Juventus director Cristiano Giuntoli

Juventus director Cristiano Giuntoli explains why Carlos Alcaraz hasn't played after his expensive loan from Southampton, emphasizing the need for a player who wouldn't disrupt team cohesion.

Reason Why Juventus Signed Alcaraz From Southampton
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Juventus director Cristiano Giuntoli elucidates the reasons behind Carlos Alcaraz’s absence following his high-priced loan switch from Southampton. He emphasizes the necessity for a player who wouldn’t disrupt team dynamics.

Despite Max Allegri experimenting with a 4-3-3 formation during training, he has maintained the 3-5-2 setup, despite a meager two points in the last four matches.

Giuntoli, speaking to Sky Sport Italia, affirmed Allegri’s 54-point tally, advocating for continuity to secure Champions League qualification, a goal set at the season’s onset.

Amid Juventus’ prior involvement in the Scudetto race, securing fourth place would still be deemed a success. Giuntoli underscores the club’s focus on financial stability and a long-term project built around youthful talents.

Allegri’s contract extends until June 2025, and discussions about his future are ongoing. Juventus expresses the desire to retain Allegri, who reportedly shares their enthusiasm.

Regarding Alcaraz’s anticipated debut post-January loan with an eye-popping €50m buy option, Giuntoli clarifies the decision to keep him benched. Urgency dictated the transfer, and there was insufficient time for negotiation.

While there’s a provision wherein increased playtime reduces Juventus’ payment, Alcaraz’s limited experience at this level warrants cautious integration. The loan agreement reflects prudent financial measures, allowing flexibility in case of injury.

Giuntoli emphasizes that Alcaraz’s role isn’t that of an immediate starter but rather a prospect for the future, aligning with Juventus’ long-term vision.

Carlos Alcaraz

Carlos Alcaraz

Forwarder, Defender, Midfielder


Age: 22

183 cm

68 kg

Season 2023/2024
Played 1 2 Missed
Minutes 1 1.0 Avg
Goals 0 0.0 Avg
Assist 0 0.0 Avg
Attempt 3 3.0 Avg
Passes 1 1.00.0% AvgSucc
Yellow 0 0.0 Avg
Red 0 0.0 Avg

This season he played in total 3 times for 86 minutes for Serie A.

Carlos Alcaraz didn’t score any goal for Juventus. He procured no assists. He received no yellow cards and no red cards.

His team is currently 2nd in Serie A. In the last match Juventus won 3-2 against Frosinone.

Juventus performance and stats


Manager: Massimiliano Allegri
Rank 3rd
Win 18
Draw 10
Loss 5
Goals 47-26
Diff 21

Juventus is currently 2nd in the Serie A with 57 points.

In the last 26 games, it has won 17 times, drawn 6 times, and lost 3 times. In its last match, Juventus won 3-2 against Frosinone.​​

It has a positive goal difference after scoring 41 goals and conceding 19.​