With the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid, Juventus Turin has made the most spectacular transfer of the 2018 summer break. But the Old Lady also signed promising players. Here is an overview of transfers, new arrivals and departures from Juventus Turin.
Juventus Turin won the double in Italy last season. While the Old Lady won the league with four points ahead of SSC Naples, Juve won the Coppa Italia final against AC Milan 4-0, while Buffon and Co. failed Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Not a complete list. A total of 26 players (including Caldara, Spinazzola and Pjaca) will return to Juventus Turin.
With the appointment of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, Juventus Turin has achieved a real coup – both from a sporting and marketing point of view. In the first days the Italian club is said to have sold 500,000 Ronaldo jerseys.
It is undisputed that the five-time world footballer will also help in sports. After all, the 33-year-old won a total of 27 titles with his clubs and also became European champion with Portugal. The numbers are impressive: 758 games as professional footballers, 571 goals and 200 aces. The 154 international stakes have not yet been included in this figure. He scored another 85 hits and 37 templates.
Ronaldo will probably be set in the storm. Depending on how Massimiliano Allegri lets his coach play, Gonzalo Higuain may have to sit on the bench. But a two-man storm is also conceivable. With Paulo Dybala, Douglas Costa, Mario Mandzukic or Federico Bernadeschi, Juve’s offensive is well positioned.
Joao Cancelo had not made it into Portugal’s squad for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The right-back has seven international appearances to date, in which he scored three goals and prepared another.
In 2014, FC Valencia lent the Portuguese from Benfica to sign him up for 15 million euros a year later. For the Spaniards, Cancelo has 91 games with four goals and nine templates. Last season, the right-back was lent to Inter Milan, for whom he had been on the pitch 28 times.
With Juventus, Cancelo has a good hand in a regular spot. Nevertheless, he must first prevail against the Italian Mattia De Sciglio. With a transfer fee of 40.4 million euros, however, the expectations for Cancelo are very high.
A little cheaper was Emre Can. The former German international comes on a free transfer from FC Liverpool. For the DFB team, the defensive all-rounder has 20 appearances and one goal to date. However, this year’s nomination to the World Championship squad was not enough – also due to an injury.
Can was trained in the youth of FC Bayern Munich. In 2013, he decided to move to Bayer Leverkusen. The defensive midfielder made his breakthrough there and just a year later he moved to Liverpool FC for 12 million euros.
The 24-year-old played 167 games for the Reds, scoring 14 goals and preparing 12 more. Juventus’ midfielder Miralem Pjanic, Blaise Matuidi, Sami Khedira and Rodrigo Bentancur may be in his way in the fight for a permanent place.
Not a complete list. Juventus Turin also offers four more players. Six players are finally leaving the club, but four of them have not yet found a new club.
The most prominent exits all leave Juventus Turin on a non-redeemable basis. Goalkeeper legend Gianluigi Buffon moved to Paris Saint-Germain in France after 17 years with Juve. The Swiss Stephan Lichtsteiner was with the Old Lady for seven years. However, transfer fees were generated by players on loan from the previous season. Former HSV professional Tomas Rincon washes six million euros into the cash register.