Juventus are seriously considering a move for impending free agent Angel Di Maria this summer, with talks set to continue with the Argentine’s entourage.
Whether Juventus view Di Maria as a short-term replacement for his departing compatriot Paulo Dybala is not yet clear, but there’s no doubting that the Argentine will fill a gaping creative need in the Juventus dressing room.
Despite his talent, the addition of a 34-year-old forward will undoubtedly divide the fanbase considering the infatuation of many for Juventus to begin the process of bringing through some of their own.
4 positives & negatives from Juventus signing Angel Di Maria
Here are a pair of positives and negatives from Juve signing Di Maria this summer.
Positive #1: Price
Juventus’ budget for the summer is unknown, but the need to hasten their rebuild has become clear this season and there’s no doubting that the club will be looking to bolster several positions this summer.
The impending exit of Giorgio Chiellini means another centre-back is now required after Federico Gatti was signed in January, while reinforcements at left-back must surely be on the agenda. The club are also poised to make a big splash in midfield with Paul Pogba and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic linked.
Thus, plenty of cash is needed in the kitty to suffice supporters and the addition of a free agent will aid Juve’s ability to spend big elsewhere.
Considering that he’ll cost nothing (wages obviously excluded), some might regard Di Maria’s signing as a risk-free one.
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