The Old Lady of Turin has been in a retirement home for the last two seasons now. Her grasp on Italian football as the dominant force has slackened, and she has sunk to a lowly seventh in Serie A for two seasons in a row.
With her big stars entering the supernova stage of their careers(Alessandro Del Piero is 37, and Buffon and Quaglierella are injured) Juventus has fell short of challenging the likes of Inter Milan or AC Milan at the top.
There was a time when Juventus were unstoppable. When their biggest players were all-star names in their primes. But now? You can count the big names on one hand.
Some harsh truths must be faced over the summer, as Juventus must look to strengthen their armouries with players of a far higher quality and class than they already have. Anything below fourth place and Champion’s League qualification next season is simply unthinkable for such a footballing giant.
So can the Old Lady be revived? Can she be brought back to her prime and reign as the Queen of Italian Football once again?
If the right players are bought this transfer window.