Juventus’ swoop for Andrea Barzagli has proved to be exceptional value for money when you consider some Gazzetta dello Sport stats.
The 2006 World Cup winner was signed in January 2011 from Wolfsburg for just €300,000 given that he had only six months left on his deal in Germany.
Since his return to Italy, Barzagli has played in 87 of the Old Lady’s subsequent 94 matches in all competitions.
The centre-back is Antonio Conte’s most used player this term given that he has appeared in 33 ties – all from the start. He’s thus totalled over 3,000 minutes of action this season.
The Gazzetta has also outlined that Barzagli has been booked in only eight of his 87 encounters for La Signora.
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