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Juventus Transfers: 6 Players Juve Should Pursue This Summer

Mikhail TurnerContributor IIIAugust 13, 2016

Juventus Transfers: 6 Players Juve Should Pursue This Summer

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    After an impressive Serie A campaign which resulted in the title, Juventus is looking to strengthen it's squad to challenge in Europe as well as domestically.

    The Turin side has already gotten off to a fast start with the capture of five players to help strengthen all areas.

    With players like Vincenzo Iaquinta and Felipe Melo likely to be heading out of the door full-time, Juventus could still use some help, especially at the forward position.

    Here are six players Juve should pursue this summer.

Aleksandar Kolarov

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    According to the Daily Mail, Aleksandar Kolarov has been considering life away from Manchester City and the club is reportedly considering offers for the player.

    Kolarov was ousted from his starting left-back position for the Citizens last season and could be a really good addition to the squad. He could fit into either formation that Antonio Conte used last season, 4-3-3 and 3-5-2, and would be solid down the left side.

    The Serbian defender has previous experience with Serie A, having joined Manchester City from Lazio, and that is another plus.

    The fact that Reto Zeigler was sent on-loan right after signing for the club last summer might mean the club has little use for him, and Kolarov would provide a really good option who could give some real competition to Paolo De Ceglie

Robin Van Persie

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    Juventus were reportedly considered favourites to sign Robin Van Persie after his recent statements concerning his contract situation with Arsenal.

    According to ESPN Soccernet, the Italian side had a bid for the player rejected by Arsenal, but that was before his more recent comments.

    Juventus could do with a world-class forward like Robin Van Persie in the side after their leading scorer last year, Alessandro Matri, had 10 goals in all competitions.

    The fact that Arsenal is unlikely to sell to anyone in England could work the Turin club's favour, especially with other reported suitors like PSG dropping out of the race.

Mattia Destro

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    Juventus was linked to the Italian youngster early in the year and were reportedly close to completing a deal for him in June.

    While playing for Siena last season, Destro impressed while scoring 12 goals in the Serie A. The youngster's performances have led to players at his former club Inter calling for his return, and he has reportedly attracted interest from PSG.

    Juventus may have the upper-hand on some of their Italian counterparts thanks to their title success and Champions League aspirations, and they would do well to make a quick move for the youngster.

Seydou Doumbia

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    If Juventus want a clinical striker, Seydou Doumbia could be their man. The CSKA Moscow forward has scored 49 goals in 73 appearances for his club and would have a good chance of continuing that form playing for this Juventus side.

    The Ivorian striker has been linked to a move to the Serie A, with Napoli though, so Juventus would have competition.

Christian Fuchs

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    Looking at statistics from Whoscored.com, Christian Fuchs provides a better attacking and defensive threat than Paolo De Ceglie.

    The Schalke man scored two goals and had seven assists compared to De Ceglie's one goal and two assists. He had more interceptions per game (2.9 to 1.5) and more tackles (3.0 to 1.6) as well.

    On the offensive end, Fuchs provides 1.9 key passes per game as well as 1.6 accurate crosses compared to De Ceglie's 0.8 key passes and 1.0 accurate cross.

    Fuchs would be a good fit for either of Juventus' formations thanks to his skills on either end.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

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    St. Etienne attacker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang had 16 goals and seven assists in 36 Ligue 1 games last season.

    The Gabonese youngster was really good during the 2012 African Cup of Nations and has tons of potential. Juventus could use an attacking threat with his pace and finishing, especially with the likes of Andrea Pirlo providing the chances.

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