Juventus are reportedly ready to take advantage of Mauro Icardi’s situation at PSG. The Turin club intends to sign him in January 2022.
Former Inter Milan captain Mauro Icardi is facing a difficult time at PSG. He reportedly did not get along with PSG superstar, Lionel Messi, and struggled to get game time.
On the other hand, Juventus need players who are fierce in scoring goals. That is why the Bianconeri will be hunting for a new striker in the January 2022 transfer window.
Juventus’ front line is indeed worrying. They only scored 23 goals in 16 Serie A matches this season, aka the worst among teams in the top 10 standings.
Juventus have been linked with several strikers, including Edinson Cavani (Manchester United) and Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina). However, according to Tuttosport , Wednesday (12/15/2021), Icardi is a more reasonable option.
The first reason, Juventus is able to pay the wages of the Argentine striker. They hope to sign him on a six-month loan with an option to buy.
Difficult to penetrate the main team
The second reason, Icardi reportedly did not get along with Lionel Messi and difficulty breaking into the regular team at the Parc des Princes. He only scored three goals in 18 appearances in all competitions.
According to Tuttosport , intermediaries are already working on bringing the deal to fruition, although PSG would like to include an obligation to buy in the deal.
Juventus could also offer their unwelcome midfielder Arthur, who is looking for a way out of the Allianz Stadium.
Talk to Pavel Nedved
Previously, Juventus Vice President, Pavel Nedved, claimed the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo was a big blow for the Bianconeri. The sale of the Portuguese star left a big hole in the Bianconeri’s attack.
Juventus agreed to sell Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United in the summer of 2021. The player does want to leave and Juventus can also cut the burden of Ronaldo’s very high salary.
Last season, Juventus failed to win the Italian League for the first time since 2011/2012, even though Ronaldo was the top scorer with 29 goals. Ronaldo’s departure showed its impact at the start of the season, despite Juventus finishing top of their Champions League group.
In the Italian League, La Vecchia Signora are 6th in the league and have scored the fewest goals among the top 11 clubs in the Serie A standings.
After Ronaldo left, Juventus brought in Moise Kean from Everton to fill the hole in the attack line. They also still rely on Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata.
“In terms of implementation, you are behind. We have to add (goals) from Federico Chiesa, Federico Bernardeschi, all the attacking players, who can probably score between 10 and 15 goals,” said Nedved, as quoted by Sportkeeda , Monday (13/12/2021). ).
“If they can do it, then you’re in great shape.”
However, if our players develop in that sector, then we have a good chance of approaching the top position,” added Nedved.