The Old Lady are looking for a fresh start after some big names have left the club this summer.
Juventus pulled back things very nicely last season after their terrible start. Massimiliano Allegri has been really active in the transfer market since his appointment last summer. Aside from the summer transfer window, he also spent heavily in the winter window and paid huge fees for Vlahovic and Denis Zakaria. The Old Lady’s squad is again set to be overhauled this summer. The likes of Paulo Dybala, Alvaro Morata, and Giorgio Chiellini have already left Turin.
In addition, some big names like Aaron Ramsey, Adrien Rabiot, Moise Kean, and Merih Demiral are on the surplus list. Juventus has been making a lot of noise in the transfer market and has many big names on its wishlist. According to reports, Paul Pogba is already on his way to Turin. Today, we explore Juventus’ top five transfer targets for this summer.
5. Angel Di Maria (PSG)
Angel Di Maria has been a target of Juventus since the moment he announced he was leaving Paris Saint-Germain. The Argentine international is currently one of the most underrated players in the world, and his recent years’ performances have been spectacular. Originally, Juventus were leading the race to sign him on a free transfer, but FC Barcelona’s recent interest has changed the dynamics.
However, the Catalan giants have cooled off their interest, which could be beneficial for Juventus. Since Bernardeschi will be leaving Juventus, Chiesa remains the only quality winger available in the squad. Di Maria would be a valuable addition to the roster and will provide much-needed experience in the attack.
4. Jorginho (Chelsea)
Jorginho has been a very long-standing transfer target for Juventus since Maurizio Sarri was in charge. It has been reported that Italy’s star midfielder is eyeing a move back to Italy after a rift with Thomas Tuchel. Juventus are struggling for dept and quality in the middle of the park.
Juventus’s board really appreciate Jorginho and may go after him after offloading surplus players. The Italian midfielder made 29 appearances for Chelsea last season and was very consistent throughout the campaign. In spite of this, he reportedly isn’t happy in London and he has just one year remaining on his current deal with the blues.
3. Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli)
Giorgio Chiellini has left Juventus this season after 18 glorious years with the club, leaving big shoes to fill. A move for Koulibaly would be the ideal replacement for the Italian talisman. The Napoli defender shares many of Chiellini’s physical characteristics. He is tall, strong, and physically agile.
Matthijs de Ligt and Leonardo Bonucci are the Old Lady’s only trusted soldiers in defence. Considering Bonucci is past his prime, Koulibaly will be a wise investment for the present and near future. Finally, the Senegalese defender has already made his intentions clear to move out of Napoli in search of a challenge and Turin could be his ideal destination.
2. Sergej Milinković-Savić (Lazio)
The world is aware of Juventus’ problem in midfield, and their recruitment in recent years has been not so good. Despite offering very lucrative contracts to players such as Arthur, Rabiot, Ramsey, and McKenzie, they all turned out to be poor investments. The squad currently has only Denis Zakaria and Manuel Locatelli as quality midfielders.
Sergej Milinković-Savić is a proven player in Serie A and has been pulling strings for Lazio for years. Although, Juventus might have to spend a big chunk of money to get the Serbian Midfielder on board but he has all attributes to succeed in Turin. Moreover, Juventus might have sufficient financial muscle to sign Milinković-Savić after offloading surplus players.
1. Domenico Berardi (Sassuolo)
Berardi has consistently performed for Sassuolo year after year. He scored 15 goals and provided 14 assists in the last season to finish his best season yet. The Italian already wore the White and Black jersey in 2014, but was immediately loaned back to Sassuolo. Juventus desperately needs a winger like him, and this is the perfect time for him to move to a bigger club.
Domenico Berardi will also not cost much, and Juventus already has a good relationship with Sassuolo after last year’s Locatelli transfer. At the moment, Juventus have a few good options available in the market. However, they will have to compete with AC Milan, who are rumoured to be interested in the Italian winger as well.