The European transfer market is coming to an end today and the soccer world is on the edge of its seat, with Cristiano Ronaldo's departure from Juventus and his return to Manchester United. The Italian club went in search of a last minute replacement.
Juventus is aware of Ronaldo's importance within the team, last season he scored 36 goals and was the top scorer in Calcio. With 29 goals and 4 assists in 44 games, he began to study the transfer market to find a replacement.
Italian media agree on some names as the main variants that the Bianconeri management is considering. With Massimiliano Allegri as one of its main promoters, the club advanced in the last hours for an old weakness: Mauro Icardi. The same would be for an onerous loan; although Paris Saint Germain for the moment would not be convinced to let him go, in the next few hours, Juventus would make a final offer.
Eden Hazard, current Real Madrid player, is also in Juventus' portfolio. The Belgian is one of the first alternatives that Juventus has to replace the space left by Cristiano Ronaldo. Although they do not play in the same position, as Ronaldo plays as a striker and Hazard is a creative midfielder.
The Juventus board would first try a loan, but for now there is no more information about the immediate future of Eden Hazard, who has not performed well at Real Madrid, a club that could let him go to make money with a view to signing Kylian Mbappé.
The possible arrival of the French striker at Real Madrid would be positive for Juventus' aspirations with Hazard, since in case the French world champion arrives at the 'Casa Blanca', this would take away protagonism and space to the Belgian, who has started the season having minutes.
In the most recent Real Madrid press conference, coach Carlo Ancelotti spoke about Eden Hazard: "He is a very important player. He is recovering very well from a period of injuries and he is very focused".Eden stood out at Chelsea and with his national team in Russia 2018, which made him be signed by Real Madrid, a team where despite having opportunities, injuries have not allowed him to have continuity, in addition to controversy over his physical condition at times.
Juventus needs the goals that Ronaldo took away
Juventus signed Moise Kean who is back in the Juventus squad and his task of replacing Ronaldo will be complicated. But the coach is confident that Kean will bring goals with him.
Moise Kean returns to Juventus, the club that saw him born, although he did not have too many opportunities. In 2019, Everton paid for him a sum of 27.5 million euros to make him their new star, his time with the English team was not very successful. He had a fleeting spell at Paris Saint-Germain and returned to Everton, where he does not seem to have a place with Rafa Benitez. Thus, the Vecchia Signora hired him again to add a striker to their ranks after the departure of Cristiano.
The names of Gianluca Scamacca and Giacomo Raspadori, Sassuolo players, should not be ruled out either. The former is 22 years old and scored 12 goals and provided two assists in 29 games last season. The latter, 21 years old and a recent Euro Cup winner with the Azzurri, scored 6 goals and provided 3 assists in 28 games. The Serie A champions have already signed another player from Emilia-Romagna: midfielder Manuel Locatelli.