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Juventus Hunts For Full Backs

[champions] Chelsea x Juventus : 21Juventus are continuing their fast paced market for next summer by tapping on more candidates to wear the black and white shirts next season, beside the players that the club have signed, the Bianconeri have targeted several players in one fundamental position, which is full back. After disappointing performances by their full backs last season, it looks like the Turin based club are very determined to improve that position by eying some of the hottest property at this moment such as, Marco Motta, Taye Taiwo, Nadir Belhajd, Michel Bastos and the latest Fabio Coentrao.

Surely they won’t by signing all of them as it would be impossible to snatch all of those players that some have a very high price tag, not to mention Juve pretty much need a quick singing in order to prepare for their Europa League dates. Those names are pretty much prepared by the Turin club to replace names such as Jonathan Zebina, Fabio Grosso, Martin Caceres, De Ceglie and Zdenek Grygera who didn’t manage to impress the management last season.

Among those names, the one that is looking certain to join them is former Roma player, Marco Motta, who has returned to Udinese and reportedly already agreed terms with Juventus and it’s just a matter of time before he plays for the Bianconeri. As for other names, it seems like the Italian giant needs to step up their bid as they have so many competitors that also have eyes for the likes of Taiwo, Belhajd, Bastos and Coentrao.

Those four players are pretty much the hot property that interest many teams not only in Italy but in other leagues as well, with Juve’s policy in trying not to waste too many cash like last season, they would need a special effort to compete with foreign clubs in getting one of those players signature. This days, there aren’t many teams in Italy that have a very strong funds for acquiring players, if they need to compete with the likes of Manchester City, Real Madrid or Barcelona.

Another minus point for Juventus in their attempt to acquire the service of those talented full backs are the fact that they will not be playing in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) next season, this would make they looses out against other big clubs that have a place on the UCL. However, their big name as one of Italy and Europe top clubs might still be their assets to attract new players, so it remains an interesting tale on who could Juve grab as their future full backs.

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