Finishing touches

July 26, 2017 - 12:46 pm

Juventus are close to finalising their summer transfer market signings with just a few key players remaining. Here’s a quick look at what’s left for the Bianconeri.

First up, the midfield is desperately lacking a workhorse type to add some much needed steel and grit to the centre of the pitch. There was talk of Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic, although it now seems he’s destined for Manchester United. Emre Can was considered the top priority but he may renew his contract at Liverpool, leaving Juve with limited options. PSG’s Blaise Matuidi looks ever more likely to be the target as links with him have intensified over the last few days. The outside options could be Serjei Milinjovic-Savic from Lazio or possibly a return for Sevilla’s Steven N’Zonzi.

The right-back position has been patched with the arrival of Mattia De Sciglio but Juve are reportedly still on the hunt for a full-back. The most recent name to be linked with a move to Turin is Joao Cancelo who reportedly told Valencia that he wants to join the Bianconeri this summer. Juve will be looking to reinforce the right flank for their Champions League campaign and they’ll be a good bet to lift the trophy next season.

Juve are reportedly still on the lookout for a striker to rotate with Gonzalo Higuain. Tyhere was some previous suggestion that Moise Kean would stay with the club with the intention of getting regular playing time in the run up to the winter transfer window. An outside bet could be a return for Sampdoria’s Patrik Schick. Despite failing his medical with the Bianconeri, there haeve been reports that Juve could agree a loan deal with Samp in the short term  which includes an obligation to buy after a certain amount of performances.

Finally, there’s a suggestion that Juve are still in the market for another centre-back  following Leo Bonucci’s departure to AC Milan. Roma’s Kostas Manolas has been linked but Sky have reported that both clubs are insisting there are no agreements in place. An outside bet is Ezequiel Garay of Valencia who has been linked to Juve in the past week.

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    Tom Krohn July 26, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    —————-Higuain————-
    -Costa—Dybala—-Bernardeschi-
    ——-Emre/Matic?–Pjanic———
    -AS–giorgio–Benatia—De-sciglio-
    ————–Buffon——————–
    Subs
    Zhcezney??? Lichsteiner, Khedira, Pjaca
    Rugani, Cararra?, Bentancur, Mandzukic
    Barzagli, Marchisio, Cuadrado, Kean

    Very good line up indeed, with subs that works really well.
    i have seen some games by both matic and can.
    and i prefeer Emre as he’s younger and performs really well in an often poor l’pool side.
    Matic is good as well, but hes older and hes team mates at chelsea perform muh better than Can’s. my understanding is that Matic is gonna cost more as well.

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      RequiemForTheUnderdog July 26, 2017 at 8:56 pm

      I would put Barzagli in front of Benatia in the pecking order, and use Rugani as sub, i really hate that we ended up buying Benatia, we really dont need him at all, Rugani is about the same level.

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    RequiemForTheUnderdog July 26, 2017 at 8:54 pm

    We should sell Higuain to Chelsea for Matic + 40M to 50M and we use the cash to get a better caliber CF like Aubameyang or Muller. That way we have our Mid problem solved, and our Attacking problem solved, and have an upgrade on quality in both positions.