Juventus Add Another Old Acquaintance to List of Offensive Targets

Juventus have asked Sampdoria for information about Fabio Quagliarella, who therefore joins the other candidates in the running to complete their front-line, as reported by local newspaper Secolo XIX, Tuttomercatoweb and Gianluca Di Marzio.

Quagliarella is on an expiring contract and is currently negotiating an extension, but he will be given ample freedom to decide his future and the club will okay the transfer if he says so, according to the Genoa-based outlet. However, they would like to monetize his departure and find a suitable replacement first.

Quagliarella played with the Bianconeri from 2010 to 2014, amassing 102 appearances and scoring 30 goals before leaving to join Torino and then ultimately the Blucerchiati, where has spent the last five years.

His former teammate Andrea Pirlo commented the rumor in the pre-game presser: “I know him, he is a great striker. We will think about the transfer market in due time, now I am focused on Milan.” Sampdoria coach Claudio Ranieri weighed in as well: “I read about this possibility, it would surely be a great recognition for him to move to a top club at his age and he must feel gratifyed. We are in wait-and-see approach at this stage.”

Our view

Juventus keep scouring the market for a veteran striker and Quagliarella would be an okay option given his familiarity with the surroundings and the fact that he would not need much playing time. However, he is much different than the other forwards previously linked to Old Lady such as Fernando Llorente, Olivier Giroud and Graziano Pellè.