Juventus are constructing a major transfer plan to convince Cristiano Ronaldo to remain in Turin.
After shockingly losing the round-of-16 Champions League clash against Lyon, Juventus sacked their previous coach Mauricio Sarri, for a club legend yet unproven manager, Andrea Pirlo.
Many questioned whether their star player, Cristiano Ronaldo, will remain at the club after the defeat as at 35 years of age, the Portuguese international would like to enjoy the final years of his career by winning major trophies against the European elites.
While many reports claimed Ronaldo’s move to French giants, Paris Saint-Germain seems a possibility, the Italian side have planned for a major transfer operation to convince the former Real Madrid star to continue at the Allianz Stadium.
While many believe that the arrival of Cristiano marks an important part of Juventus’ history and the club should go big by signing big named managers like Mauricio Pochettino, Zinadine Zidane or Filippo Inzaghi, in reality, these managers will want a massive budget to take over the role at Vecchia Signora.
Perhaps the Italian champions believe that appointing Pirlo will bring them a coach who would make the most out of what’s available rather than venturing out to sign more players as a tight financial situation at the club will not allow that to happen.
The board wants Pirlo to build a project around Ronaldo and co. but are open to the idea of signing reinforcements given that the players are affordable or can be purchased via a swap deal or player sales.
Having said that, the new coach has already found three new signings that should please Ronaldo enough to trust in the club’s project with the first name being Lazio’s midfielder, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Lazio has a great season this year, fighting for the title alongside Juventus for the most part of the campaign. The Serbian international will reportedly cost the Bianconeri 70 million euro.
Next on the list is none other than Tottenham Hotspur’s star striker, Harry Kane. The Italian side are in desperate need of a striker as Gonzalo Higuain has failed to impress. The English international is ready to leave the Premier League side with coach Jose Mourinho quoting a fee of around 100 million euros.
The last player on the list is another Premier League talent but this time for the defense. Arsenal full-back, Hector Bellerin, has been named as the ideal right-back for Pirlo with his transfer fee being around 40 million euros.
Juve have already confirmed the signing of Arthur Melo in a bizarre swap deal with Barcelona and if they could land these three players, it could potentially create a great squad for Pirlo’s first season as a manager.
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