In recent hours, Juventus have registered a significant breakthrough in the negotiations to sign Arkadiusz Milik. After abandoning their pursuit of Memphis Depay due to his excessive wage demands, the Pole became the clear favorite.
Moreover, the management is also making progress in the hunt for a new midfielder, with Leandro Paredes supposedly on his way to the Allianz Stadium.
So with Milik and Paredes added to the fold, how would Juventus lineup?
According to JuventusNews24, Max Allegri would maintain a 4-3-3 formation with some tweaks in the lineup.
While the defense would remain intact, the midfield will witness the most noticeable changes. In Paredes, Allegri would finally have a genuine deep-lying playmaker, relieving Manuel Locatelli of his Regista duties.
Nonetheless, the Euro 2020 winner would maintain his starting berth, but instead, he’ll act as a box-to-box midfielder, alongside the currently-injured Paul Pogba.
Upfront, Milik should serve as a backup for Dusan Vlahovic. Yet, the manager could still deploy them side-by-side on certain occasions, especially when seeking more bodies in the opposition’s penalty box.
The source naturally expects Angel Di Maria and Federico Chiesa to be the first choice wingers, although both of them are unavailable at this point. Juan Cuadrado and Filip Kostic are their current replacements.
Juventus Projected XI (4-3-3): Szczesny; Danilo, Bonucci, Bremer, Alex Sandro; Locatelli, Paredes, Pogba; Di Maria, Vlahovic (Milik), Chiesa
that backline (except Bremer) holy moly
One thing we could do is bench Sandro and play Cuadrado in his position, so its not that bad
We just unlocked Locatelli.
Our back line makes our whole team look bad. I think one signing of either Molina or Udogie would of been a boss move.
No matter who is signed, Rabiot will be playing in the middle.
PSG benchwarmer is our main 11? lol
paredes is slower than pjanic.
u can watch his performance reviews.
he can’t play as double pivot just like pjanic.
paredes is a static midfielder who has small coverage range.
more than a playmaker from deep, his best position is a holding midfielder.
holding mid means he is good at dragging down the tempo.
there will be flair occasionally from his diagonal long ball and winger but don’t count on it because his long diagonal ball only success at 53% rates, there is no unlocking locatelli because paredes had the same problem like on argentine NT, he needs two other midfielders to pressed the opponents because like i said before,. he is a static mid.
he is lacking on positioning or creating pass opportunity when his team got the ball.
basically he is a downgrade of locatelli, he wont dribble like rovella and almost never bring the ball forward.
this team will be even harder to creates and locatelli have to work twice as hard to covering paredes short coming too.
with our lacks on the wing sides its useless to bring paredes here. the patterns of the attacks are predictable.
this is why no teams are interested on paredes.
paredes just a waste of times and money.
he can only thrives in a more dynamic and fast pace winger like juve with dybala and costa.
its better to save the money for next season as his salary higher than pjanic, its not a progression for our team.