Juventus keep tabs on Fabio Quagliarella, 37
Andrea Pirlo is supposed to keep an eye on Sampdoria forward Fabio Quagliarella as he seeks to strengthen his attacking options, although the veteran scorer is not the only leader on Juventus’ radar.
Pirlo has made no secret of his desire to provide frontline reinforcements as he seeks to ease the burden from Cristiano Ronaldo and Alvaro Morata.
Quagliarella is no stranger to life in Turin having represented the Old Lady between 2010-2014, making 84 Serie A appearances for the club and scoring 23 goals.
After four years at Juventus, Quagliarella moved to Turin before moving to Sampdoria in 2016, where he enjoyed the most prolific goal form of his career. He may be 37, but his scoring record for the club is sensational – scoring 79 goals in 171 appearances to date.
Quagliarella’s form hasn’t gone unnoticed and Gazzetta dello Sport report that Pirlo is watching him, having played alongside him for three years at Juve. The Sampdoria striker turns 38 at the end of January, and with his contract in the summer, he would be adept at signing in the short term, while still being extremely profitable.
Quagliarella isn’t the only name on Pirlo’s wishlist, however, former Tottenham bancwarmer Fernando Llorente is another potential target for the club. Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik has been mentioned as another striker in Juve’s sights but the Poland international might not budge due to Gli Azzurri’s high asking price.
Juve are also believed to be monitoring Papu Gomez’s situation at Atalanta, with the 32-year-old seemingly destined to walk away from the club after falling out with Gian Piero Gasperini.
Gianluca Di Marzio notes that Juve are watching their situation with interest, with Federico Bernardeschi being presented as a potential weight in any potential deal. Whether the club are indeed willing to trade the Italy international remains to be seen, but he has fallen down the pecking order at the Allianz Stadium.