Juventus are preparing for the start of the new season. Andrea Pirlo does not yet have a new center forward.
Recently, the transfer of Turin’s Juventus was predicted by only a few center-forwards – Luis Suarez, who is no longer wanted in Barcelona, Edin Dzeko (Roma), and Moise Kean (Everton). Earlier, there were talks about Arkadiusz Milik, who is a Napoli penalty forward.
“The transfer market will be open for some time, but I need a center-forward urgently as soon as possible!” – Andrea Pirlo, the new head coach of Juve, told Sky Sport Italia. After the departure of Gonzalo Higuain, Pirlo no longer has a classic center-forward in his team. Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala (false nine) can also play in this position, but they are so-called. Neither Pirlo considers himself in the position of nine, nor do the Portuguese and Argentines consider themselves in this role.
Pirlo himself has confirmed that he wants to try several tactical options. For example, in the match against Novara 5: 0, he played the team with a 3-guard tactic and a 4-guard scheme. Ronaldo and the talented Dejan Kulusevski were used as forwards.
The transfer of Luis Suarez has been delayed. It is true that Barcelona’s new coach, Ronald Koeman’s Uruguayan, is no longer interested. But he has a conflict over his contract with the Catalan giants – demanding the termination of his contract and salary. However, Suarez needs Italian citizenship, and since his father-in-law is of Italian descent, he has to pass a language test. According to unconfirmed reports, 33-year-old Suarez has started learning Italian.
Juventus have their first Serie A match on September 20 against Genoa Sampdoria.