Juventus Considering Eriksen, Özil For N° 10 Role


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Juventus have one of the deepest squads in Europe and are known for having an embarrasment of riches on the final third. The presence of players such as Gonzalo Higuain, Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic and Douglas Costa, just to name a few, give The Old Lady one of the best attacking lines in Europe.

However, one thing the squad does not have is a natural n°10. Dybala has been using that role but he is not that effective, and Federico Bernardeschi could be another alternative, but the coaching staff prefers him on the wing. Therefore, Juve are likely to go out and get a typical n°10 on the transfer market.

And according to a report from Corriere dello Sport, Juventus have already identified two potential targets: Christian Eriksen, from Tottenham Hotspur, and Mesut Özil, who is under contract with Arsenal but will be a free agent next summer.

Massimo Allegri’s idea is to sign any of these two players to drop Miralem Pjanic to a deeper role in midfield, as the Bosnia international thrives as a CM but gets lost from time to time when occupying a more advanced position.

It is going to be quite hard for Juventus to sign any of these two players, though. Considering the Serie A giants will meet with Spurs in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League in a few more weeks there is not much of a chance of dialogue there, while Özil’s wage demands could complicate any potential deal.

Either way, Juventus are likely to try as hard as they can to grab at least one of these two. But there is no question that the Serie A giants face a steep road ahead of themselves if they do not consider other alternatives for the position, especially considering they have a few in-house candidates to fill that role.