Barcelona eye Juventus stars after Italian side hit by 15 point deduction

Barcelona eye Juventus stars after Italian side hit by 15 point deduction

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The Catalan club would be keen on several Juve players if they became available

The 15-point deduction that Juventus have received for the 'capital gains case', still appealable, has caused a real earthquake at the Italian club.

The points that the team have lost could have serious economic and sporting consequences for the present and future of the club and the top-level European clubs are monitoring the situation to see what may happen.

Juve have fallen 14 points away from the Champions League places and may miss out on the competition next year. It is clear that Juve will have to reinvent themselves next season, as they have done in the past, and it is highly probable that there will be a flight of stars -- which has not gone unnoticed at Barcelona.

Barça's football director, Mateu Alemany, has already explained that the Catalan club will have to be very attentive to opportunities given the financial situation of the club. Much focus has been placed on the players who are ending their contracts, but they are also open to advantageous loan operations or signings at competitive prices. And at Juve, there are several players who could fit in.

The list is long and includes the midfielder Manuel Locatelli, who was already in Barça's orbit in the past, the young promise Fabio Miretti, Adrien Rabiot, who is free in the summer, and the attackers Federico Chiesa and Dusan Vlahovic. Chiesa seems the perfect winger to open the field while Vlahovic was on Xavi's list before the signing of Lewandowski for a Barça side that still lacks goals. Juve and Barça have always maintained very good relations.

In fact, they are two of the clubs that have kept the European Super League project alive and contacts with the previous Juventus board of directors were very fluid. From now on, a few months of uncertainty begin in which the agents of many players from the Italian team are going to weigh up their options. There is a lot of talent and fishing for it in good conditions would be desirable for Barça and for other clubs.

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