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6 Defenders Juventus can target to rebuild their defense

  • The Juventus backline is ageing and they will need young and fresh legs for next season.
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Modified 20 Feb 2019, 12:15 IST
Juventus want new defenders for next season.
Juventus want new defenders for next season.

For any successful team in football, a strong defence always lays the foundation for the team. Having a solid defence makes sure that the chances of the team to concede goals reduces and it helps them to stay in the game.

Juventus are no exception to it as the current success they are enjoying has been built by a well-organized defence. Gianluigi Buffon, Andreas Barzagli, Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonnuci laid down the foundation of this firm backline for Juve.

But things have changed now. Buffon has left Juventus, Barzagli is 37, Chiellini is 34 while Bonnuci is 31. It is clear that cracks have started to appear in Juve's famed backline as it is quite unprecedented under Allegri that they concede six goals in two games.

Though these players with their experience are capable of filling those cracks, it seems like they won't be able to continue for long and the Old Lady needs young and fresh legs to defend their goal.

According to reports, the Bianconeri hierarchy are looking to rebuild their defence for next season and are looking to sign new defenders

Thus, here are 5 defenders Juventus can target for next season:

#6 Andreas Christensen (Chelsea)

Christensen has shown great maturity at Chelsea.
Christensen has shown great maturity at Chelsea.

Andreas Christensen is a product of Chelsea's youth academy had his breakthrough season last term under Antonio Conte. The Danish international is only 22 years old but he has shown that he can perform consistently at a high-level.

The Chelsea defender is a player who operates with great maturity and brilliant composure on the ball. While he is solid defensively, one of his strongest attributes is his passing.

Though he may not be a physical defender like Chiellini or Bonnuci, his reading of the game and his experience and potential at the age of 22 should be enough to convince the Bianconeri to sign him and make him a cornerstone of their backline in the future.

The former Mönchengladbach defender had very limited game time this season as he has only made 15 appearances in all competitions. He was linked with a move to Juventus in the winter transfer window but a move never really materialized though Juve could return for him in the summer.

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Published 20 Feb 2019, 12:15 IST
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