Juventus Could Immediately Bring in Genoa Striker Shomurodov

Juventus are trying to bolster  their attacking ranks by adding a fourth striker to the formidable trio of Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata. Whilst several veterans have been linked with a move to Turin – including Fabio Quagliarella, Olivier Giroud, Fernando Llorente, Mario Mandžukić  and Graziano Pellè – this morning, the Italian newspapers have surprisingly dropped the name of a much younger Juventus transfer target, Genoa’s Eldor Shomurodov.

The 25-year-old only arrived at the Port city last summer coming from the the Russian club Rostov, but according to Tuttosport, he could be set to make an immediate big move in January, as the Bianconeri have set their sights on the Uzbek.

This season, Shomurodov played 10 matches for Genoa – including 6 starts – and scored two goals, but his potential was seemingly enough to earn the following of major clubs, including Juventus.

Calciomercato adds that despite already playing for two clubs during the 2020-2021 season – Rostov and Genoa – the new FIFA regulations would allow the player to feature with a third club throughout the same season, thus the striker could immediately join the ranks of the Italian champions.

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Apparently the highway between Juventus and Genoa is fully-opened, with the young Nicolò Rovella set to complete his move to Turin in the coming days, and Manolo Portanova heading in the opposite direction to join some Juve loanees who currently play with the Grifone – mainly Luca Pellegrini and Marko Pjaca – Eldor Shomurodov could be the latest to make the move between the sides.

Although the Uzbekistan international hasn’t completely taken Serie A by storm just yet, the Old Lady would do well to sign a relatively young player for a decent transfer fee instead of bringing in an old striker who’s past his prime.

Nonetheless, these type of reports don’t always turn out to be true, as they are sometimes fueled by the player’s agent or his club as a ruse to elevate his price-tag.