Juventus have a very good chance of winning the World Cups qualifying tournament and the Champions League finals, but there are still many questions about how they’ll perform at the tournament.
The Serie A side’s struggles to find consistency at the back this season have put them on the back foot at the moment, and it’s been suggested that their current squad is weak at the position, with the likes of Alessandro Florenzi, Simone Zaza, Daniele De Rossi and Gonzalo Higuain all unable to stay fit.
There have been suggestions that the club is looking to add a more attacking midfielder, but a number of high-profile names have been linked with the vacant number ten shirt.
That means the Italian club could have to make a move in the near future.
What’s been said about Zaza and Higuaine?
Both players have played a big part in Juventus’ recent success, with Higuamine the club’s most successful player and Zaza arguably their best player at the club.
However, they are yet to be signed by Juventus and there’s a possibility that they’ll leave this summer, as Zaza is contracted to Juventus until 2019 and Higuiain has a contract that runs until 2021.
What are their chances of securing a new deal at Juve?
Higuadli, Zaza & Higuilea are all on their contracts at Juventus until 2021, and their current deal will not expire until 2021 – and this would make them available for transfer next summer.
A move for either of them would almost certainly involve Juventus making a move for the number ten jersey, as they would both be available for that particular role.
But it’s also possible that Juve will simply keep the two at their current clubs and simply offer the number 10 shirt to one of them.
With Zaza being so close to his 30th birthday, it’s unlikely that the Bianconeri will be able to extend the player’s contract next year, and the possibility of Higuareli moving to Inter Milan in the summer could also be a possibility.
Who else could Juventus target in the January transfer window?
The club could be interested in bringing in players from the Premier League, but they would have to be able not only to pay for the player, but also make him available for a transfer.
This would not be the case for any of the other Serie A sides as they do not have to pay anything towards a player’s wages, and they don’t have to sell any of their players.
That leaves Manchester City, Manchester United and Barcelona as the potential destinations for a player who is currently at Juventino.