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10 most expensive signings by Juventus

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01 Aug 2016, 14:46 IST
Alex Sandro Juventus
Alex Sandro arrived at Turin from Porto in 2015

With just over a month to go before the summer transfer window slams shut, football clubs are engaged in heated negotiations - with other clubs, players and their agents - in a melee to try and bring home the men of their choice. In their quest for talent, Serie A clubs such as Juventus, Napoli, AC Milan and Inter aren’t far behind their European counterparts and continue to feature among the most sought-after destinations for elite footballers.

With an enviable trophy list, an established manager, a legendary captain as well as world-class players to play alongside, Italian champions Juventus have left no stone unturned in their pursuit of excellence this summer. The Torinese club have a history of snapping up some of the most expensive and talented players in the world and needless to say, their recruitment has certainly helped them to become a global football force to reckon with.

Let us take a look down the years at some of Juve’s signings whose arrivals came at a great monetary cost to the club.

#10 Alex Sandro - €26m

Arriving at Juventus in the summer of 2015 following a five-year stint at FC Porto, Alex Sandro is a left-back and a Brazilian international. He cost a sizeable amount in transfers after being valued at €26m by the Portuguese club.

Sandro, a defender who can also set up attacks on the flanks, quickly established himself as an integral part of manager Massimiliano Allegri’s plans. He went on to make 22 appearances in his debut season with the Bianconeri and also won the Scudetto. It will be interesting to see his development and evolution in the forthcoming season under Allegri’s tutelage.

At the international level, Sandro has represented Brazil at various youth levels and won silverware with the national team as well. He was part of the U-20 team that won the South American Youth championship and  FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2011 before going on to play at the U-23 level where he secured the runners-up medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

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