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Juventus Transfer Rumours: 6 Alternatives to Verratti as Pirlo's Heir

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Juventus Transfer Rumours: 6 Alternatives to Verratti as Pirlo's Heir
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It has been well documented that Juventus were highly interested in signing Marco Verratti this summer, but ultimately blundered the transfer and allowed the former Pescara rising star to join PSG, who gladly paid €12 million for the Azzurrini international.

Andrea Pirlo has been sensational for the Bianconeri since signing from Milan on a free transfer 18 months ago, but the Azzurri legend is 33 years old and the Old Lady will be looking to find a successor to their number 21 in the not-too-distant future.

Here are six possible replacements that Juve might consider to inherit the role of the deepest centre-midfielder in Antonio Conte's preferred 3-5-2. This does not necessarily mean that a replacement needs to be of the same ilk as Pirlo, as Juve will surely know that finding a direct replacement will almost be impossible.

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