6 Players Juventus Need to Offload Before the 2011-2012 Season

Adrian Agius@@agius2nvAnalyst IJuly 31, 2011

6 Players Juventus Need to Offload Before the 2011-2012 Season

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    With a frenzy of players coming into Turing this transfer window, let us take a look at the players who will slowly be pushed out of the club. These players have underperformed in past seasons, or have just become extra wage bills as the result of other signings.

    Let us take a look at six Bianconeri who should leave Juventus.

Injured, Injured, Injured

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    Name: Jorge Martinez

    Age: 28

    Position: Striker, Winger

    Goals Last Season: 0 goals 12 matches

    Sign on Fee: €12 million

    Contract Till: 2014

    When Martinez signed for Juve he was in stunning form. The previous season he had lead Catania to their best ever table finish in the Serie A. The skillful winger looked a great prospect, until he got injured. If bad luck could be personified he would have to be it—injury after injury took it's toll. With just 12 appearances for the Bianconeri he never made an impact and now almost always starts from the bench. He is an expensive investment if he stays on at Juve.

Goal Drought?

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    Name: Amauri Carvalho de Oliveira

    Age: 31

    Position: Striker

    Goals Last Season: 3 goals 16 matches

    Sign on Fee: €22.8 million

    Contract Till: 2012

    In his first season at Juventus Amauri finished as the second highest scorer for the Bianconeri. He along with Del Piero, Iaquinta and Trezeguet lead a Juventus frontline which matched every Serie A side in Italy. But from there it all went down hill for Amauri. A lack of goals prompted an eventual move to Parma on loan. After his taste away from Juventus he wants out, and it looks as though he is going to get it. This would be a wise move by both club and player.

Time to Retire?

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    Name: Fabio Grosso

    Age: 33

    Position: Left Back

    Goals Last Season: 0 goals, number of appearances off the bench

    Sign on Fee: €2 million

    Contract Till: 2012

    Fabio Grosso is most remembered for his 2006 World Cup performance, scoring the goal to send Italy to the final, and ultimately the penalty to win them the world cup. After a stint at Lyon he returned to the Serie A with Juventus. He's performances never replicated those he would be remembered for and is now three places down in his left back position with De Ceglie and Ziegler now above him in the ranks.

Thanks for the Memories

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    Name: Vincenzo Iaquinta

    Age: 33

    Position: Striker

    Goals Last Season: 6 goals in 24 appearances

    Sign on Fee: €11.3 million

    Contract Till: 2013

    He has always played second fiddle to Juventus' other strikers, but when called upon he delivers above and beyond. Iaquinta gives 110% every time for Juventus, but after a few lengthy injuries, he has nver been able to replicate his form that made him one of the most feared strikers in Italy. With Matri and Quagliarella firm starters, and Vucinic likely to accompany Del Piero on the bench, it is best for Iaquinta to move on from Juventus.

The Best Third Keeper in the World

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    Name: Alexander Manninger

    Age: 34

    Position: Goalkeeper

    Clean Sheets Last Season: 0 Clean Sheets, 5 matches

    Sign on Fee: Free Agent

    Contract Till: 2011 (Free to Leave)

    Alex Manninger used to be Juventus' number one keeper, during the years of Buffon's injury. However the return of Buffon and the signing of Storari has seen him make only a handful of first team appearances for Juventus in 2010/2011. He is quite possibly the best third keeper in all of Europe, however it is time he give up his position to allow a youngster to step into the ranks.

The Other Czech Star

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    Name: Zdenek Grygera

    Age: 31

    Position: Defender

    Goals Last Season: 0 Goals, 14 matches

    Sign on Fee: Free Agent

    Contract Till: 2012

    A versatile defender to say the least, Grygera can play anywhere along the Juventus back line. However over recent years he has been forced to play wing back roles resulting in less and less playing time. With the signings of Ziegler and Lichtsteiner it looks as though Grygera should move to make the most of the time he has left to play.