Juventus have reportedly added free agent Dries Mertens to their list of possible reinforcements for the forward line.
The Bianconeri are looking to add one or two new faces up front following the return to Alvaro Morata to Spain earlier this month, and they’re keeping an eye on a number of targets as they mull over their options. With only a few weeks left until the Serie A season kicks off, Juventus will have to move fast if they want to have a new forward ready in time.
As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus have added Mertens to their list of possible options, believing his salary requests to be in line with their budget plan. Being a free agent, Mertens could be the perfect low-cost reinforcement for Allegri, but a move does seem fairly unlikely.
Mertens spent nine years with Napoli and became a legendary figure at the club, even earning the affectionate nickname ‘Ciro’. It’s incredibly hard to imagine him making the move to Turin, despite the disappointing way his spell in Campania ended.
The Belgian veteran has also been linked with moves to Lazio and Royal Antwerp, both of which seem significantly more probable than the Old Lady.