Last week saw Juventus fans have reason to celebrate. First, Cristiano Ronaldo completed his quarantine period and is able to return to training before any possible restart Serie A in the weeks and months ahead.
Second, it was the birthday of one of the greatest ever club players, the midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo unfazed. The celebrations of 41 years have been the source of many a happy memory for the Bianconeri fans on social media as they looked back to his best moments.
Pirlo joined Juventus on a free transfer from AC Milan in 2011 he was met as much enthusiasm in the room to dress as he was on the terraces.
“When Andrea told me that he is joining us, the first thing I thought was,” God exists “, says his Italy teammate Gianluigi Buffon. A player of his level and ability, not to mention it was free, I think it was the signing of the century! “
Pirlo won the scudetto this season and provided the most aid to the league along the way. The following season, he was named Serie A Player of the Year, he won the league title the two exploits, he would repeat the next season again.
it would lift the Serie A title in each of his four seasons in Turin and take the team to the final of the champions League UEFA in its last game for the club, where they would lose to Barcelona.
Cike Juventus career going, both Ronaldo and Pirlo have played some of their biggest football for the club. What to make sure that they have reached heights elsewhere has not been demonstrated in the famous black and white stripes.
But there were others where weight the shirt proved too much and Juventus was a rare weakness on their careers.
fear of the fans is the international center of Netherlands defender Mathijs de Ligt could be the next flop expensive for the club. De Ligt arrived from Ajax last summer after impressing with his club of his childhood as they won the championship and swept Real Madrid pour reach the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League before losing dramatically next English Premier League Tottenham Hotspur at home, after impressing in both legs.
It is fair to say that Ligt has not reached the same levels of Turin. A shared stat m socialeédias shows the difference between them being included in the starting 11 and miss. In 17 games he started, Juventus won 64.7 percent, 17.6 percent and 17.6 percent from lost; in the nine games he has not started, they have a winning record 100 percent.
This is not proof, but the jury is a player who arrived as a teenager and is reported to be second behind Ronaldo salary. Some fans have fait referred to him as “The Dutch Phil Jones” and there was a time he was linked to a return to Ajax earlier in the season.
However, the rest of the football world certainly has not been reporting if one believes. De Ligt is said to be a long-term transfer target for Barcelona and they inquired about his availability over 10 times this saison.De addition, they tested the determination of the Italian side with an offer.
Juventus are apparently not interested and convinced that he is a star of the future, but a less brilliant season in Serie A can see them change their mind. Strange things happened after all.
Some of the other players who have not put Turin fire but continuedOK do elsewhere.
Thierry Henry arrived in Turin as a young popular in 1999, but the winger 22 years could establish the team of Carlo Ancelotti and lasted just six months before reunification with former coach Arsene Wenger at Arsenal. The rest was history as he became one of the greatest English football and imports top scorer in a trophy laden career filled with individual strengths and équipe.puis he went and won trophies with Barcelona.
Juventus was something of a cemetery forward over the years. This was what Italy has found international Ciro Immobile. It was theteen prodigy and be impressed on loan, but he could never convince Antonio Conte leaves the move to Genoa. Lazio would potentially benefit from this decision as motionless became one of the most prolific scorers in the country.
Alen Boksic Croatia found even after the arrival of Lazio. The striker won Serie A with Juventus, but was largely unable to find the net and was sent to Rome after three goals in the season winning the title.
He has not looked back. Lazio won the Italian Cup in 1998 and 2000AND the UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup between before being crowned champions of Serie A in 1999-2000. Boksic then moved to Middlesbrough where he was named player of the year by the Boro fans.
Luca Toni Italy also failed to ignite on loan at Juventus but he did score the first goal at their new home. Toni would continue to have an Indian summer in Verona, marking well for its football drivel.
Perhaps the biggest flop of all is not a striker at all, but a goalkeeper, and another Dutchman who had shone at Ajax.
Edwin van der Sar joined Juventus in 1999 already winner of the UEFA Champions League with the Dutch side. In two seasons, the runner-up finished Turin side twice and Van der Sar got the blame on two counts. A costly calamity came against Lazio, Who would go on to win the title.
Van der Sar leave for Fulham, confident to take astep back to see him reach new heights, while Juventus would replace Gigi Buffon from Parma. This went well for everyone. Buffon has become synonymous with the club and Van der Sar left Fulham to Manchester United and the medal of another Champions League winner. He also saved the decisive penalty in the final.
There is a light at the end of the tunnel for De Ligt.