Three Potential Transfer Window Signings for Juventus

While many individuals celebrated the forthcoming of a brand new year last night, football fans across the world were excited about the opening of the winter transfer window. Up until now, the Bianconeri have succeeded in finding consistency within their style of play after a rough start to the season as they managed to claim an unbeaten record of 4-1-0 in their last five games, allowing themselves to climb into a 5th place Europa League qualifying-spot within the league standings. Here is a list of three potential transfer window signings for Juventus that can assist in bolstering their squad for the second half of the season.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

With rumours looming regarding the departure of Álvaro Morata to Barcelona, Allegri is in desperate search of a number nine that can add fluidity and finesse in Juventus’ play within the final third of the pitch. After his recent fallout with Arsenal where he was stripped from the captain’s armband, which resulted in him submitting a transfer request to the club officials, it seems like The Old Lady have a chance of snatching up a world-class striker to fill the probable void within their lineup.

Throughout his time with The Gunners, Aubameyang has managed to score 92 goals in 163 appearances for the Premier League giants, playing a significant role in leading Arsenal to the 2018-19 Europa League Finals, as well as winning the FA Cup in 2019-20. The Gabonese striker has established himself as top-class striker through his immense amount of pace, his incredible movement off the ball, and his remarkable finishing ability in front of goal.

With Dybala frequently injured and Morata possibly on the out of the club, Aubameyang would be a perfect addition for the Bianconeri. The signing of the former Arsenal captain would permit Allegri to have more options in the attack, increasing Juventus’ unpredictability within the final third. In addition, the renowned number nine would  allow Juventus to improve tremendously in terms of scoring goals through his profound goal-scoring capabilities, as well as his abundance experience at the top-flight level of football.

Denis Zakaria

There is no doubt that Juventus’ weakness on the pitch is their central midfield. Up until now, Arthur, Adrien Rabiot, and Rodrigo Bentacur have displayed underwhelming performances throughout the first half of the season through their below-par innovation on the ball when in possession, as well their lack-lustre ability to win the ball back in key areas of the pitch when defending. With the Swiss international’s contract expiring in the summer of 2022, it appears that Juventus have a major opportunity in luring Denis Zakaria to Turin.

As of right now, Zakaria has made himself a staple within Bourissia Mönchengladbach lineup, accumulating 138 appearances for the German giants over the course of five years. In addition, the defensive midfielder has played a vital role in Switzerland’s impeccable run within the Euro 2020 tournament to the quarter-finals, overcoming France on penalties in the Round of 16.

It is evident that Zakaria would be a magnificent signing for the Bianconeri. The Swiss international would implement a great deal of stability within Juventus’ midfield. Zakaria has all the necessary tools within his artillery to thrive under Allegri through his astounding anticipation and defensive capabilities to win the ball back in critical zones of the pitch, his composure on the ball, as well as immense amount of strength to implement security in Juventus’ possessive play.

Joško Gvardiol

With Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci possessing the combined age of 70 years-old, Allegri is in desperate needs of a new addition that can potentially be their successor. With the young Croatian centre-back flourishing within the Budensliga, Joško Gvardiol can potentially be the missing link to Allegri’s squad.

Since the deparutre of the two of French defenders Dayot Upamecano and Ibrahim Konaté from RB Leipzig, the 19 year-old centre-back has managed to rise the occasion and establish himself as a starter within the roster, earning himself 16 Bundesliga appearances this season. Furthemore, Gvardiol has managed to catch the eyes of the Croatian national team, resulting in him obtaining 9 CAPS for his nation.

With Chiellini and Danilo currently held at bay due to injuries, Joško Gvardiol would be a fantastic addition to the squad. The young defender possesses a great deal of promise as he has demonstrated his ability to dictate the play defensively and build out of the back brilliantly on a weekly basis. The Croatian international would add versatility and depth to the Bianconeri, allowing Juventus to strive for the Scudetto and the UEFA Champions League simultaneously.