Juventus urged to capitalise on Real Madrid star's expiring contract

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Former Juventus striker Alen Boksic has urged his former club to capitalise on the opportunity to sign Real Madrid's midfield maestro Luka Modric, whose contract is set to expire in June 2024.

Boksic believes that despite being in the latter stages of his career, the 38-year-old Modric could significantly elevate Juventus' midfield. Boksic argues that Modric's vast experience and technical prowess would provide the depth and creativity that Juventus currently needs to reclaim their position at the top of Serie A.

Boksic's stance is clear: Modric's vision, passing ability, and leadership qualities would be invaluable to Juventus. Even though the Croatian midfielder is not getting any younger, Boksic maintains that Modric still has the quality to perform at the highest level.

Juventus has struggled to maintain their grip on the Serie A title in recent seasons. The team currently sits third in the league, trailing behind Inter Milan and AC Milan. Boksic believes that while signing Modric alone may not be enough to bridge the gap, it would be a step in the right direction.

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The former striker insists that Juventus needs to strengthen their squad if they want to compete with the likes of Inter and Milan.

In addition to his views on Modric, Boksic expressed his admiration for Juventus' young striker Dusan Vlahovic. The 24-year-old Serbian has been a bright spot for Juventus this season, netting 17 goals in all competitions. Boksic sees shades of Erling Haaland in Vlahovic's potential and believes he could develop into one of Europe's elite forwards.

Boksic is convinced that Vlahovic has all the qualities to become a top striker. He cites the young forward's strength, speed, and eye for goal as key attributes. If Vlahovic continues to work hard and improve, Boksic believes he could reach the levels of someone like Erling Haaland.

Despite reaching the Coppa Italia final, the former player did not hold back in his criticism of the club's overall performance this season. He believes that signing a player like Modric could have a transformative effect on Juventus' dressing room.

Modric's experience of winning multiple Champions League titles with Real Madrid could help instil a winning mentality in the squad, particularly for young players.

Signing a player of Modric's calibre could be a masterstroke, but it will take more than just one player to turn things around. Juventus will need to be smart in the transfer market and build a squad capable of competing on all fronts.

With the right additions and a change in mentality, Juventus could soon be back where they belong - fighting for titles at home and in Europe.