Juventus fail to understand their primary issue as they close in on signing another aged striker
Juventus just managed to scrape past in the league as the Bianconeri were crowned champions of Italy after managing just a one-point lead over Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan. This season has been a reality check for the Italian after they lost out the Italian domestic cup to Napoli and were sent crashing out from the Champions League by Rudi Garcia’s Lyon due to the away goal rule.
One of the fundamental reasons behind Juve’s decline has to be the board of the club. The Italian club has adopted a measure of signing players on a free transfer. However, although on paper the club has signed a world-class player on a free transfer, the actual reality is that the club has recruited a world-class footballer that is no longer wanted from his previous club.
The Bianconeri have also been heavily reliant on Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala to bail them out this season and it would certainly be a foolish plan to enter the 2020/21 season without making amends.
Arthur Melo’s arrival would certainly be a positive factor as the Brazilian has the ability to open up the defensive line with his close control skills on the ball. However, Juventus also require a proper goal-scorer, and the club was linked with Raul Jimenez of Wolverhampton to replace Gonzalo Higuain.
Having said that, it is now reported that the Bianconeri has decided to go for Edin Dzeko instead as the player is up for sale for just 11 million euros. Although the former Manchester City man has had a stellar season this campaign scoring 19 goals and 14 assists in the due process. Juve certainly does not require another player who is past his peak years.
Arkadiusz Milik has also been heavily linked with a move to the Allianz Stadium, however, Napoli’s asking price seems to be an issue which is the very reason why the Turin side has considered to opt for the veteran Edin Dzeko.
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