Despite already having a started left wing back, Kwadwo Asamoah, Juventus are on the verge of completing the signing of Aleksandar Kolarov from Manchester City, hoping the Serb isn’t the last player from Eastlands they get their hands on this summer.
According to Mediaset, Juve are willing to offer up to €10 million for the left back, who hasn’t featured much in the Manchester City lineup over the last couple of seasons, usually considered a second option behind Gael Clichy, not to mention sometimes being used on the left wing in a more attacking role.
Kolarov is known for his booming free kicks, but hasn’t scored much in England – only 11 goals in 88 matches since arriving from Lazio for £16 million. His contract with the club runs out in 2015, but City don’t see the 27-year old becoming more than he is at the moment, while Kolarov himself is pushing to get some first team football, pushing for his sale.
As we’ve mentioned in the past, Juventus are very interested in Carlos Tevez, and are hoping that they can snatch for the Argentine striker and Kolarov in a combined deal, although their need at forward seems a tad greater than what they’re looking to fill in their defense.
Still, when a team is looking to become more than just a member of the top 8 in Europe, bringing in someone who can give them a different look on the left side, and having more of an attacking presence than Asamoah (who Juventus just paid €9 million more for, ending his co-ownership status), isn’t such a bad idea.
In 2012-2013, Juventus were on a mission to reclaim their league title, asserting their dominance in the Serie A while getting back to that long lost feeling of playing in the Champions League, making it all the way to quarterfinals. This season, while still keeping a keen eye on their finances, which they see as their most vital part of their growth back into a European superpower, they want to reach a little bit higher in Europe.