Pirlo considering move for Fabio Quagliarella

Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo is interested in making a move for former Old Ladies striker Fabio Quagliarella as he looks to enhance his options in attack.

Quagliarella currently leads the line at Sampdoria but played for Juventus between 2010 and 2014, making 84 appearances in the Serie A and scoring 23 goals.

Pirlo has reportedly made contact with the 38-year-old to see if he would be interested in a return to Juve after the expiration of his contract with Sampdoria.

Since he departed from Juventus for Sampdoria in 2016, he has been prolific with 79 goals in 171 appearances. His recent decent performances and numbers have caught the eye of Pirlo who is reportedly planning a swoop for him.

Quagliarella’s current contract with Sampdoria will expire in June 2021 with him being expected to extend his stay with the club.

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However, with the recent interest from the current Serie A champions, the veteran may opt for a move to Juventus instead.

The attacker had previously won three Scudetti and two Supercoppa Italiana with Juventus and will likely win more silverware if he makes a return to Turin.

Meanwhile, there’s a fierce challenge for titles in Italy this season with the likes of AC Milan and Inter Milan impressing thus far. AC Milan currently lead Serie A with 37 points, 10 more than Juventus with 27 with a game in hand.

It appears that Quagliarella may not be the only striker on Pirlo’s radar as former Athletic Bilbao and Tottenham Hotspur forward Fernando Llorente is believed to be on his wishlist.

Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik on reportedly attracting interest from Juventus but will come with a hefty price tag enough to cancel the possibility of any offer being made. 

The Old Ladies also have eyes on Atalanta’s Papu Gomez after a reported falling out with manager Gian Piero Gasperini.