Juventus are eager on signing Manchester United’s target striker as the Italians believe the player would form a lethal attack alongside Ronaldo.
Juventus has managed to clinch the Serie A trophy for the ninth consecutive time, however, this season’s campaign has not been as convincing or as impressive as the previous seasons. The Bianconeri have made the title race unnecessarily difficult for themselves even after possessing the best team on paper in the league by a long stretch.
With the appointment of the Italian manager, Maurizio Sarri, from Chelsea earlier in the season, the players and coach have struggled to communicate, and even after having such an impressive team on paper, most of the players do not fit the Italian’s playstyle called “Sarri Ball”.
The 61-year-old has plans to change the team to his liking, starting with the attack. Currently, the attacking lineup is filled with old or aging players with Cristiano Ronaldo on 35, Juan Cuadrado and Gonzalo Higuain at 32, and Douglas Costa turning 30 this September. An aging squad would not be able to compete with the physicality of the young players in rival sides like Inter Milan.
With none of the players performing up to par barring the former Real Madrid legend, the Italian manager, Sarri, has made his list of players he would prefer to partner alongside Ronaldo, and one of them is the Mexican, Raul Jimenez, who currently plays for Wolverhampton Wanderers, according to AS.
The Wolves striker was first a transfer target for Manchester United, but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side has lost interest in signing the prolific striker as they plan on investing in quality defenders which can bring about a real change in the team.
The 29-year-old striker has 17 goals from 38 games in the Premier League. With a good touch on the ball, great finishing, physicality and height, the Mexican would be a great addition to the Serie-A side and form a lethal attacking force with one of the best players in the world.
However, such a move seems to be unlikely as Wolves value their striker at a hefty price of 100 million euros and are not willing to negotiate and a price that high is not viable for the Italian side. But the Zebre are known for their negotiations, and rumours state that price has been brought down to 80 million euros.
Still, a price tag that high seems too expensive as there are better options available, as the Polish Arkadiusz Milik has been tipped as a potential target. Being 3 years younger and costing half the price it would be a much better investment for the Bianconeri to purchase the Napoli striker.
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