Paratici to Tottenham: His 10 most expensive signings at Juve

by | Jun 12, 2021 22:06

Tottenham have announced Fabio Paratici as their new CEO, take a look at his 10 most expensive signings during his time with Juventus.

The new Spurs CEO leaves Juventus after 11 years and many great triumphs at the Allianz Stadium.

Official: Paratici new CEO at Tottenham

The former chief scout at Sampdoria moved to Juventus in July 2010 and has helped Andrea Agnelli secure some big coups, but also some flops during his time with the Bianconeri.

Some could argue that he made the biggest deals on the market of free agents, as he picked up stars like Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba, Fernando Llorente, Kingsley Coman, Sami Khedira, Dani Alves, Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot without paying a transfer fee.

But let’s take a look at the 10 most expensive signings made by Juventus during his time as sporting director.

  1. Dejan Kulusevski from Atalanta for €35m

The Swedish winger moved to Juventus after having shown impressive form on loan at Parma. The 21-year-old was signed already in January 2020 but didn’t move until the 2019-20 season was over. He played 35 Serie A games in 2020-21 under Andrea Pirlo, contributing four goals and three assists.

  1. Leonardo Bonucci from Milan for €35m

Leonardo Bonucci surprisingly left Juventus after seven years but returned after only one season with Milan. Paratici included Gonzalo Higuain and Mattia Caldara in the transfer. The 34-year-old has played 442 games for the Bianconeri and continues to be one of the protagonists at the Allianz Stadium.

  1. Danilo from Manchester City for €37m

The Brazilian full-back moved to Juventus from the Premier League giants in an exchange deal with Joao Cancelo in August 2019. The former Real Madrid full-back has played 78 competitive games since joining the Bianconeri, helping the club win the Scudetto in his first season and the Coppa Italia this year.

  1. Paulo Dybala from Palermo for €40m

The Argentine arrived from Palermo in the summer of 2015 and has established himself as one of the stars at the Allianz Stadium. He struggled with injuries in 2020-21, but was voted the MVP in Serie A under Maurizio Sarri in 2019-20.

  1. Federico Bernardeschi from Fiorentina for €40m

There were great expectations when Juventus signed the Italy international in 2018 and the winger has been a versatile and hard-working asset at the Allianz Stadium. In recent years, the criticism and lack of playing time has frustrated the player, but it could change for the better now that Max Allegri returns.

  1. Joao Cancelo from Valencia for €40m

The Portuguese full-back was impressive in his first and only season with the Bianconeri and he was picked up by Manchester City in a deal that saw Danilo arrive in the opposite direction.

  1. Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich for €46m

The Brazilian winger arrived in the summer of 2017, when he initially arrived on a paid loan with a €40m obligation to buy the following year. Douglas Costa spent last season on loan at Bayern and has returned to Brazil this summer, but the 30-year-old picked up three Scudetti in his three seasons with the club.

  1. Arthur Melo from Barcelona for €72m

The Brazilian midfielder arrived in the summer of 2020 and was one of the new additions to Andrea Pirlo’s squad. He was part of the deal that saw Miralem Pjanic move to the Blaugrana, but the deal was actually made when Maurizio Sarri was still in charge.

  1. Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax for €85.5m

The Dutch starlet moved to the Bianconeri in the summer of 2019 and there were great expectations to the young defender, who had brought Ajax to the semi-finals of the Champions League the year before. De Ligt needed some time to adapt, but he eventually settled. He’s seen as the present and the future of the Old Lady.

  1. Gonzalo Higuain from Napoli for €90m

The Argentine forward arrived when the Partenopei had really threatened to overcome the Bianconeri in Serie A. Higuain continued to deliver at the Allianz Stadium and showed why Juventus signed him by scoring 40 goals in his two first seasons.

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid for €117m

The Portuguese talisman has been linked with a move away from Juventus this summer, but he has continued to deliver to his capabilities in Serie A too. The Capocannoniere from 2020-21 has scored 101 goals in 133 competitive games with the Bianconeri. He was brought in to help Juventus lift the Champions League, but the club has continued to disappoint somewhat in Europe.

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