After facing a stumbling block in their attempt to acquire Edin Dzeko’s signature, Juventus reportedly are considering an alternative should they fail to land the Bosnian striker.
The press in Italy claims that the Turin giant are eying Manchester City’s striker, Emanuel Adebayor, as their new target for next summer.
Adebayor’s status in City is reportedly in serious doubt after the club’s manager, Roberto Mancini, seems eager to look for new strikers, such as Inter’s Mario Ballotelli and Barcelona’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic. With reports claiming that the deal for Balo is almost done, there’s a big possibility that the EPL side are willing to part ways with the former Arsenal striker considering they still have plenty of fire powers at their disposal.
Another factor that can also help Adebayor’s move possible is that his bad relationship with Mancini which pretty an important factor to make the 26-years-old striker consider a new experience outside England. However, should City does decide to put Ade on the transfer list Juventus would probably face a tough competition as the Togo international striker does have lots of admirers, including the likes of Marseille and Ac Milan.
Despite their constant chase for a new target man, one thing that Juve’s management should be thinking before acquiring new strikers is that they really need to off load some of their players first, especially attackers. The Old Lady currently still have plenty of forwards on their roosters, such as David Trezeguet, Vincenzo Iaquinta, Carvalho Amauri, Alessandro Del Piero, Davide Lanzafame, that doesn’t count other attacking minded players like Diego or Sebastian Giovinco that can also be played up front.
Surely getting Adebayor as an target man won’t be a set back for Juve in fact it could be a coup for them as although he isn’t their main target for the upcoming season, the ex-Arsenal striker’s technical qualities are on par with Dzeko. Not only that, the Togo international has already performed in the highest level of football longer that the Bosnian talent, so the 26-years-old player actually have more experience than the Wolfsburg striker.