Juventus: Transfer Moves the Bianconeri Should Make This Summer

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Juventus: Transfer Moves the Bianconeri Should Make This Summer
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Antonio Conte and Beppe Marotta have a few upgrades to make to the side.

Juventus are the best team in Italy.  If there was any possible doubt at the start of the season that this was the case, it has surely been expunged.

Antonio Conte's men are 14 points ahead of their nearest competition, Roma.  Even if the Giallorossi were to win the game they have in hand there would be little hope.  Nothing short of a titanic collapse will make it possible for anyone else to take the Scudetto this year.

But still this season feels incomplete.  The 1-0 loss to Galatasaray in Istanbul that dumped Juve from the Champions League into the Europa League still stings even as Juve go about making their mark in Europe's secondary competition.  Juve were dark horses to win the entire tournament; instead, they failed to even make the knockout stages.

It's clear that the 3-5-2 formation that Conte has had so much success with in Serie A is vulnerable in Europe.  Last year's elimination at the hands of Bayern Munich is still the best example: Juve's wing-backs were overrun by the likes of Arjen Robben, and the team simply couldn't get the ball in dangerous areas.

Conte experimented fairly successfully with a 4-3-3 in the Champions League against Real Madrid.  Unfortunately he had to keep leaning on the 3-5-2 in European play because he doesn't have the players to play a 4-3-3 on a consistent basis.  Eventually it came back to bite him.

For Juve to be competitive in next year's Champions League, they need to address the holes of a potential 4-3-3 in the summer transfer window.  With that in mind, this article will focus not on individual players whom Juve need to target but needs at specific positions.

With that in mind, let's take a look ahead at what Conte and director Giuseppe Marotta must do this offseason.

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