Juventus have a rich history of bargain buys

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Juventus' success in recent years come as little surprise when their history of bargain buys is considered. 

The club's transfer methods have helped them grow from strength to strength, steadily coming to dominate Serie A in recent years. 

We look at the most astute transfer business conducted by Juventus in previous seasons which has yielded fruitful results. 


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Kingsley Coman

The France-born midfielder was recruited by Juventus after he was released by French giants Paris Saint-Germain in 2014, signing a five-year contract.

He spent only one year at Turin before sealing a two-year loan move to Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich last summer, and they have the option of signing him permanently for a reported fee of €21million.

Touted as one of the most promising young talents, he got 7 goals and 11 assists this term. 

He already has an impressive trophy cabinet consisting of medals from France, Italy, and Germany. 

Sami Khedira

Another brilliant acquisition by the Italians was German ace Sami Khedira, also on a free transfer in 2015 from Real Madrid.

Although his first season in Serie A was plagued by injuries, Khedira still managed to feature in 25 games in all competitions, helping them win a domestic double. 

At 29, he can be a pivotal part of manager Massimiliano Allegri’s plans for the next few years at least.

Khedira has the experience and expertise to guide the side forward. 

Andrea Barzagli 

Andrea Barzagli had only six months left on his contract with Wolfsburg back in 2011 when Juventus made his signing a priority, sealing the transfer at a negligible fee.

Despite turning 35 last month, Barzagli is one of the mainstays of Juve's defence and has performed admirably alongside Giorgio Chiellini, who is also his national teammate.

Regarded as one of the best centre-backs of his generation, he is known for his strong anticipation skills and concentration – qualities that make him a world-class centre-half for club and country.

2016-17 season will be his seventh year at Juventus.

Patrice Evra

Another Frenchman to feature in the list, Patrice Evra called time on his nine years spell at Manchester United to move to Juventus in 2014.

Described by Sir Alex Ferguson as the best left-back during his prime at Old Trafford, Evra is still sharp. 

A leader by nature, he is a versatile and tactically intelligent left-back who is comfortable on the ball. 

Andrea Pirlo 

One of the greatest exponents of his position, Andrea Pirlo was certainly one of the most ingenious moves by then manager Antonio Conte in 2011.

Having spent his entire career playing in the top-flight in Italy, Pirlo quickly settled to life in Turin, commanding the midfield for the next four years.

His creativity and vision paid dividends for Juve. 

The World Cup winner ended his association with the club by securing the Scudetto and with a Champions League runners-up medal in 2014-15. He has since moved to the MLS, joining New York City FC last summer.

Dani Alves 

The Barcelona full-back is on the verge of moving to Italy after concluding an eight-year long stay at Camp Nou, according to ESPN.

After several title-winning campaigns, Dani Alves is seeking a new challenge elsewhere. Juventus is among the best clubs that can provide him with that. 

The Brazilian is currently on national team duties in Copa America in the United States and will finalise the move after the tournament.

He can add firewpower to the side next season. 

Alvaro Morata

The Spanish striker wanted first-team football and that was impossible at Real Madrid, which compelled him to consider his options. Juventus then triumphed in acquiring him.

Signed for €20million from Los Blancos, Alvaro Morata instantly became a hit. However, Real Madrid are set to exercise their buy-back clause amounting to €35million. 

His clinical finishing ability and excellent movement has garnered interest from heavyweight clubs across Europe and has also earned him a place as Spain's main striker at Euro 2016. 

The future certainly looks bright for Morata. 

Paul Pogba

Juventus have made some impressive signings, but none can be compared with the acquisition of former Manchester United prodigy Paul Pogba.

Coming into the limelight in the last few seasons, Pogba has provided the platform to showcase his talent after moving to Italy, ending his horrid spell at Old Trafford.

La Liga giants Real Madrid are already working on a deal to bring him to the capital, as claimed by the Daily Mail. However, they are aware of the interest surrounding Pogba among the elites in Europe and if he decides to move away from Italy, Juventus will no doubt make a huge profit with his sale.

Pogba is destined for major successes as he enters the prime of his professional career.

Is Paul Pogba Juventus' best signing in recent years? Have your say in the comments. 

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