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Juventus' weakest link for some time has been in the striker department, where a string of disappointing acquisitions—Amauri and Bentner to name two—have failed to impress. Alessandro Matri's arrival from Cagliari in 2011 divided opinion, with many feeling that the AC Milan youth product lacked the quality to play for a side like Juve.
Since signing, Matri has been solid if not overly impressive, but even after earning a call-up to the national team, his €15.5 million price tag still seems a little excessive. His goal against Udinese was excellently taken, but it came when his side were already three up and had put the game to bed.
Matri recently added two years to his contract, but even so, at his age he won't want to play second fiddle to any new arrival. Rumours about the imminent arrival of Fernando Llorente should still worry the 28-year-old, as it is surely he who stands to lose out most to the Spaniard.