Juventus: 5 Moves They Should Make Before the End of the Transfer Window
Juventus has been a busy team this past season. After two disappointing seasons the brass of the Old Lady hope these new signings will help the team return to the top of Serie A, where they belong. With the likes of Andrea Pirlo and Arturo Vidal joining La Vecchia Signora, the midfield is looking a lot stronger. With the signings of Reto Ziegler and Stephan Lichtsteiner it seems Juventus might have finally found the quality full backs they have been lacking these past few seasons. The permanent signings of Fabio Quagliarella and Alessandro Matri only give more optimism to Juventus fans. The team, on paper at least, looks like an improved side from that of last year. With a few more moves Juventus should have no problem finishing in the top 3 this season.
In with the Old, out with the New
Antonio Nocerino is in the final year of his contract, and reports have surfaced that he does not intend to resign with Palermo. The sicilian side would like to sell him this summer rather than risk losing him for nothing. The former Juventus youth star would add depth to the midfield and has shown he is capable of being a starter. With Pirlo, Vidal, and Marchisio as the only central midfielders Juventus has, adding Nocerino would not be a bad idea.
Palermo have stated their interest in Amauri, and the striker has said he would like to return to Palermo. Nocerino was sent to Palermo as part of the deal that saw Amauri join Juventus.
The proposed deal would be a straight swap of the two players.
Sign Salvatore Bocchetti
Salvatore Bocchetti moved to Ruban Kazan last summer from Genoa. The Italian international has seen his national opportunities limited since the move and has recently stated he would like a move back to Italy, with Juventus and Napoli being the interested clubs. Bocchetti could challenge Bonucci for a first team spot alongside Chiellini. Or at the very least be a solid sub. With Barzagli as the only other central defender, Juventus could use a player like Bocchetti in case of injury during the season.
Sign Riccardo Montolivo
The Former Fiorentina captain is another player in the final year of his contract. He also has refused to put pen to paper on another contract with Fiorentina. He was one of the players rumoured to be on their way to Milan. The Italian international is versatile and could not only partner Pirlo in central midfield but could be Juventus' answer to their left wing crisis. With the likes of Hazard, Bastos, and Vargas likely going nowhere, Montolivo could be Juve's best option.
Sign Angelo Ogbonna on Co-Ownership
The Torino native has turned some heads recently and his strong play for Torino in Serie B has warranted him a call up for the national team. Many top italian clubs are apparently interested in him, with Torino fighting to keep their youth product. Ogbonna will be a huge part in Torino's attempt at promotion this season. Torino will be reluctant to sell the youngster, let alone to a rival team. In Serie B Ogbonna will get the first team action and experience he might not see in Serie A. But if Ogbonna continues his solid form, he will cost Juventus a lot more in the future.
Sign Andrea Poli, Loan Him to Sampdoria
Andrea Poli is another player who will be a big part of his team's fight for promotion. Poli has cemented himself as a first team choice alongside club captain Angelo Palombo in the central midfield. Poli has caught the attention of top Italian clubs like Inter, Milan and Juventus. Poli is still young and could be a great player in the future. He is another youngster who could benefit from regular first team action in Serie B.