With constant speculation that Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba could leave Turin, club directors Giuseppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici have been hard at work identifying targets for next summer.
Juve are expected to raise no less than €100 million from a potential sale of the French midfielder, which will provide the Turin giants with the required funds to improve Massimiliano Allegri’s squad.
This situation would be similar to the sale of playmaker Zinedine Zidane to Real Madrid back in 2001, when the Bianconeri used the profits from his departure to purchase players such as Lilian Thuram, Gianluigi Buffon and Pavel Nedved.
Intending to strengthen the squad in all departments, Allegri could finally implement the 4-3-1-2 formation he had used at previous employers Cagliari and AC Milan.
Adapted from article in La Gazzetta dello Sport by Carlo Laudisa