In what is surely the most controversial selection in recent football history, Juventus have opted for a new striker.
The former Milan striker Edinson Cavani is the latest signing to fill the void left by Andrea Pirlo.
Cavani has scored in every Serie A game this season and will provide a new injection of pace and attacking flair into the side.
As the player himself told Sport: “I want to play.
I know the type of football I want to learn and the style of football.
I don’t want to come here as a second choice.
I want a place in the team and I know that I’m capable of playing a good part.”
With his current contract at the San Siro due to expire at the end of the season, the 27-year-old could be tempted to move to a higher league if a deal is agreed.
However, the Bianconeri are keen to retain their star man.
“He’s a great player and we have to keep him in our team,” said Juventus sporting director Giuseppe Marotta.
The former Juventus and Inter Milan striker Cavani had a brilliant first season at Milan and has scored 20 goals in all competitions this season, including eight in the league.
It will be interesting to see how Cavani responds to a new challenge at Juventus.
Juventus are yet to announce the squad for their friendly against Udinese, and have also yet to finalise the transfer details of the midfielder Andrea Pignatelli, who is on loan at Torino.