Juventus Transfer Rumors: 5 Transfers That Could Shake Up Serie A
Juventus are again rebuilding and are expected to buy some quality players to improve on the 2010-2011 squad. Frederrik Sorensen, Simone Pepe, Alessandro Matri and Fabio Quagliarella are all expected to be signed on permanent deals and Marco Motta, Armand Traore and Leandro Rinaudo are expected to go back to their parent clubs. The future of Alberto Aquilani is up in the air and will likely stay that way for a while.
Juventus brought in Antonio Conte as the head coach, and the players that will join this summer are expected to fit into a 4-2-4 (sometimes 4-2-3-1) formation, Conte's favorite. Andrea Pirlo and Reto Ziegler have already been added to the squad.
There are some positions that Juventus lack quality and depth in. The left back position needs improvement, and there is no right back in the squad at all. No left wingers are found in the squad either, and Del Piero is getting too old to play full matches, so there is a need to bring in a new second striker as well.
With the right players added to the squad, Juventus could easily finish in the top four and even challenge for Scudetto.
Club: 1899 Hoffenheim
Position: Right Back
A great right back that has offensive and defensive capabilities and would bring stability to a position that Marco Motta cost Juventus so much in.
Beck has great skill and is also blessed with speed, and at 24, expect him to perform for years to come.
Juventus are interested in signing the German, who is said to be looking for a new challenge, according to Goal.com.
Club: PSV Eindhoven
Position: Left Winger
Dzsudzsak is a great winger that has been performing with great consistency since 2008 for PSV and is known for his pin-point crossing.
He has good pace and has an accurate shot. Although he is a winger for a 4-3-3 formation, for the Hungary national team, he has played as a left midfielder.
It is reported that, because of their financial situation, PSV are willing to sell Dzsudzsak, according to goal.com. Juventus would be the right place for his development.
Club: Vfl Wolfsburg
Position: Centre Back
Every team needs four or five good centre backs to be able to challenge for anything. Leonardo Bonucci has been shaky sometimes, and Giorgio Chiellini has been carrying the defence by himself all season.
In Kjaer, Juventus have a young center back that will fight for a place in the starting XI and will improve the quality at the back greatly.
Kjear is strong, has great understanding tactically and has a decent touch on the ball. Sorensen and Kjear will be the players that will stay in the Juventus squad for the next 10 years.
Juventus are interested in Kjaer according to goal.com, and it is understandable why.
Club: Olympique Lyonnais
Position: Left/Right winger, Left Back
Bastos is a very strong player that is also very versatile. He is a free kick specialist and also offers great deliveries from open play and also from corner kicks.
Reto Ziegler and Paolo De Ceglie are both good defenders, but Bastos is world class and proved his worth as a left back during the 2010 World Cup.
He will also offer good competition for Krasic and Dzsudzsak for a winger position.
Juventus have been linked with a move for Bastos and are set to sign him according to Sky Sports.
Position: Attacking Midfielder/Second Striker
Giovinco is a player that many love at Juventus. He has come through the ranks and is seen as the heir to Alessandro Del Piero's throne. Parma are probably going to take up their option to own half of the rights to the player (co-ownership), and Juventus must buy him back immediately.
The Atomic Ant will offer creativity and pace to the team and can be used in "the hole" or as a winger.
Giovinco has a great future as a Juventus player and also brings back the fighting spirit that Juventus have been known to have.
Juventus Look for 2011-2012
With these signings, Antonio Conte will have great quality in his hands and will take Juventus to the success they are so used to. Conte's teams are known to play attacking football with pin-point crosses and also deadly through-balls.
There are two formations that he will probably use.
Marchisio/Melo - Pirlo
Krasic/Pepe - Dzsudzsak/Giovinco
Matri/Toni - Quagliarella/Del Piero
Beck - Kjaer - Chiellini - Bastos
Marchisio - Pirlo
Krasic Giovinco/Del Piero Dzsudzsak