Juventus eye Cavani and Icardi in search of new striker

06/12/2021; 7:26 PM By : Steven D. Thompson

The season has been a topsy-turvy affair for Juventus. The Italian side is struggling to find form, with consistency the bane of the former Italian champions this season.

Inter Milan under Antonio Conte were able to wrest the title away from the Old Lady, leading to the sack of Andrea Pirlo. The return of Massimiliano Allegri has not improved the lot of the former champions.

After 16 games, Juventus are far from contenders, and despite a 2-0 win over Genoa helping the side to fifth place on the log, they remain seven points behind fourth-placed Atalanta. Juventus have already lost five matches this season - more than half the number they managed last season.

At this stage, something has to give, and the Italian giants are looking to the winter transfer window to try and sort out their mess. The team has struggled for goals and have leaked more than half the tally they have put into the opposition goal. Juventus have scored 22 goals in Serie A this season and conceded 16. The team had scored 35 goals, with Cristiano Ronaldo contributing 15 of those goals at this stage last season.

Without the goals of Cristiano Ronaldo, the team has displayed a problem with scoring goals.

Juventus: Struggling for goals

The clear and present danger at Juventus is the lack of goals. The Turin based giants have been struggling since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, and it has pushed Juventus away from the clique of title challengers.

Even with talents like Alvaro Morata, Paulo Dybala and Moise Kean, Juventus have struggled to score goals. The trio of Morata, Dybala and Kean do not possess the killer instinct and an eye for goal like Cristiano Ronaldo. It is clear to see, with the Serie A giants managing 22 Serie A goals from 16 matches this season.

It is not the kind of return expected of a team that is challenging for titles. Juventus are looking to the winter transfer window to bring in reinforcements.

Eyes in the market for proven strikers

The Bianconeri haventified the main problems in the team and understand that even with the tactical wizardry of Massimiliano Allegri, the team needs a striking overhaul.

According to Tuttosport via Il Bianconero, Juventus have their eye on either Edinson Cavani or Mauro Icardi and hope to land either or both strikers.

Edinson Cavani may not be against a move back to Italy as the Uruguayan has seen limited game time since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus. However, Barcelona is also rumoured to be interested in the player as well. Mauro Icardi is also having a difficult spell at PSG amid his relationship issues.

The Bianconeri hope to convince PSG and Manchester United to let them have the players on loan till the end of the season. They believe the pedigree of the players while in Serie A will serve them well as they will need little time to settle into the league.

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