Possible Juventus Tactics to Include Zlatan Ibrahimovic Next Season

Matteo BonettiContributor IMay 22, 2013

Zlatan Ibrahimovic
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The potential arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic is a mouthwatering possibility which would definitely shore up the biggest hole in the Juventus starting XI and give the reigning Serie A champions yet another formidable weapon.

The Swedish behemoth has once again topped the scoring charts with 29 strikes so far in France with Paris St. Germain, and added yet another domestic title to his impressive résumé.

However, with the likes of coach Carlo Ancelotti leaving the French capital this summer, one has to wonder who will follow his lead and part ways with the ambitious Parisienne side.

Ibrahimovic has made no secret about his admiration for Italy, as he has said on numerous occasions that he had a great time living in the peninsula.

With that in mind, Juventus has welcomed the possibility of an Ibrahimovic return. Such a move would propel them to the upper echelons of the European class, giving them a potent goalscorer and creator alongside the arriving Fernando Llorente.

Juventus doesn't need to change anything in the midfield or defense for a possible Ibra inclusion. As a matter of fact, it would be a novel idea to start two gigantic, creative strikers up front. Both Ibrahimovic and Llorente stand at a menacing 6'5" and have fantastic feet to go with their hulking frames.

Even though Juventus director Beppe Marotta ruled out the possibility of Ibrahimovic returning to Turin, we know about the usual cat-and-mouse game played in Italy between club higher-ups and potential summer transfer targets.

The most important thing the Bianconeri need to do this summer is get an adequate striker for the Champions League. While their defense and midfield can go toe-to-toe with the best in Europe, they're missing a true goal threat up front who can score on a consistent basis.

While Fernando Llorente has proven to be a potent goal scorer when he gets regular time, the Spaniard has rarely played in the past season because of spats with Athletic Club coach Marcelo Bielsa, and one has to wonder how long it'll take him to get back in the form that made him a household name in Spain. Llorente made his desire to leave Bilbao evident earlier in the season and fell out with fans and management alike.

Either way, the possible pairing of Llorente with someone like Ibrahimovic is unheard of in world football. In no other instance have two strikers with the technical makeup and physique of these two spearheaded a team. Not only could they both create for each other, but Juventus also has the finest deep-lying playmaker in world football perched right behind them in Andrea Pirlo.

La Vecchia Signora is already to be the Scudetto favorite for next season, but if a move of this nature unfolds, expect them to be one of the main forces to be reckoned with in Europe as well.