Juventus completed the most expensive signing in their history by bringing in the best footballer of this generation – Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid for €105 million. Now, the Bianconeri are big favourites to win the Champions League in the coming season, a trophy they want so badly.
The Italian giants are expected to play a deadly front-three of Paulo Dybala, Cristiano Ronaldo and Douglas Costa with CR7 playing as a centre forward and Dybala and Costa playing on the wings. Juventus fans are on cloud 9 at the moment and they can expect a goalfest next season.
However, there are few big name players who could leave The Old Lady in the coming days for various reasons and that could be a cause of concern for some fans.
The 3 Superstars Most Likely To Leave Juventus In This Transfer Window –
#3 Daniele Rugani –
Daniele Rugani was seen as a long term replacement for veteran Andrea Barzagli and joined Juventus at the start of 2015/16 season after his Two-year loan spell with his boyhood club Empoli.
He looked impressive with the limited opportunities he got in his first two seasons with the Bianconeri and after Leonardo Bonucci left for AC Milan in last year’s summer transfer window, everybody thought that Rugani will replace him and become a key member of the Juventus’ defense. But, Max Allegri showed faith in Mehdi Benatia to partner Giorgio Chiellini and Rugani again spent most of the season on the bench.
The Italian defender’s agent confirmed that his client wants more playing time and therefore could leave Juventus. Now that Maurizio Sarri, Rugani’s manager at Empoli, has been appointed as new Chelsea manager, it is likely that Rugani will be heading to the Premier League.
#2 Claudio Marchisio –
A product of the Juventus Youth Academy, Claudio Marchisio has spent his whole career thus far at his hometown club, with the exception of a season-long loan spell at Empoli. He was a crucial member of the Italian giants famous Midfield-Four consisting of Andrea Pirlo, Arturo Vidal and Paul Pogba, which reached the Champions League Final in 2015.
‘The Little Prince’ has a contract with Juventus until 2020, but the midfielder lost his place in the starting-eleven last season as he struggled for fitness following an ACL tear.
The one problem Juventus fans have with manager Max Allegri is the lack of respect he had shown towards Marchisio, as the midfielder hardly played in the important matches last season and the youngster Rodrigo Bentancur was preferred in his place.
Marchisio’s future is in the balance and he is considering proposals from a host of clubs, including AS Monaco, Sydney FC and LA Galaxy.
French club Monaco are thought to be ahead of the rest and there’s a suggestion that Juventus and Marchisio will both agree to the termination of his contract by mutual consent.
#1 Gonzalo Higuain –
Gonzalo Higuain joined Juventus from Serie A rivals Napoli for a fee of €90 million in the summer of 2016. Since his arrival, Higuain has impressed in front of goal for the bianconeri and scored some crucial goals for them.
Pipita scored 23 times for The Old Lady last term and now faces being benched for the €105 million newboy Cristiano Ronaldo, as the former Real Madrid star is expected to play as a centre-forward.
Chelsea’s new boss Maurizio Sarri is plotting a move to bring Higuain to Chelsea from this summer in a transfer that would reunite an extremely productive pairing, which worked together at Napoli.
In their one and only season together in Naples, the striker scored an incredible 38 goals in just 42 games (A record in Seria A) under Sarri.
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