Juventus have lined up several domestic targets to replace Paulo Dybala, including Giacomo Raspadori and Nicolo Zaniolo, but an overseas option has emerged in the form of Ajax’s Antony.
Dybala’s impending departure will leave a huge void in Juventus’ attack. The Argentine has been able to regularly produce this season despite the conservative approach implemented by manager Massimiliano Allegri. His 13 Serie A goal contributions can only be matched by Alvaro Morata in the Bianconeri ranks.
Replacing Dybala this summer will be no easy task for the Old Lady, but they do have a myriad of options. The club are poised to make a big splash in midfield to mitigate La Joya’s loss, but Juve also require a player capable of balancing out a front three consisting of Federico Chiesa and Dusan Vlahovic.
Ajax’s Antony is on Juventus’ radar this summer & he could be Paulo Dybala’s replacement in Turin
Juventus are understood to be prioritising moves for Sassuolo’s Raspadori and AS Roma’s Zaniolo this summer. However, Ajax winger Antony is another name to keep an eye on.
The Brazilian has primarily played off the right in a 4-3-3 for Erik ten Hag’s excellent Amsterdammers since joining from Sao Paulo in 2020.
Not only has Antony excelled domestically for the Dutch giants, but he’s also impressed in the Champions League. The 22-year-old scored twice and added five assists in their European campaign this season – which was cut short in the first knockout round.
Despite Antony’s stellar form over the past 18 months, Nicola Balice (via Get Football News Italy) reports that Ajax are only demanding €35m for the winger’s services this summer. The Brazilian has attracted plenty of interest across Europe, with Juventus one of several teams keen on pursuing a move.
Antony would be a brilliant fit for the reported 4-3-3 the club are going to transition to next season.
However, the likes of Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and Bayern Munich have also been linked with the 22-year-old, so Juve will face stiff competition for his signature.