How Juventus could line up next season by beating Manchester United and Liverpool to European wonderkids
Cristiano Ronaldo has not managed to get to the top of world football by waiting for things to come to him.
The ruthlessly driven Juventus striker is renowned for his dedication and attitude, be it to training or his personal life.
After wrapping up the Serie A title at the weekend, the 34-year-old is now the only man in history to have won titles in Italy, Spain and England.
Naturally, what the five-time Ballon d’Or wants tends to happen. According to reports from Italy, Ronaldo has presented managed Massimiliano Allegri with a shortlist of six names he wants brought to join him in Turin.
Benfica wonderkid Joao Felix, Real Madrid duo Raphael Varane and Isco, European wonderkids Tanguy Ndombele and Federico Chiesa and Manchester United target Kostas Manolas are all on transfer targets for the Old Lady this summer.
Should the bianconeri manage to pull off one of the most spectacular transfer spending sprees in history, their team for next season could well be unstoppable.
With Ronaldo turning 35 before the end of 2019, the Portugal captain will be all-too aware his time at the top must surely be coming to an end.
The former Manchester Unite forward’s desire to add a sixth Champions League trophy to his repertoire will surely see at least one or two of these transfer targets achieved.
And with Aaron Ramsey already on the way from Arsenal, Juve could have a serious side next year.
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Perhaps the biggest overhaul to this side would be at the back, replacing Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci with two younger defenders.
Varane and Manolas are physically dominant centre-halves, with the capabilities to also play out from the back.
In midfield, Ramsey is expected to slot in and challenge Emre Can and Miralem Pjanic for a starting berth. Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City have been chasing Tanguy Ndombele of Lyon, so securing his signature would be huge for Juve.
Although Isco is a firm favourite of Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, selling the midfielder would raise extra funds for a proposed revamp at the Bernabeu.
Federico Chiesa has been in sparkling form in Serie A and reports from Italy suggest La Viola will look to cash in on their star man. But the biggest acquisition would undoubtedly be Joao Felix.
Aged just 19, the Benfica forward has burst onto the scene in Portugal and is wanted by a host of top European clubs.
Already hailed as Ronaldo’s successor, Liverpool and Manchester United are both reportedly keen on the talented teen tearing up Europe.
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