Tardelli: Tevez perfect for Juve

Juventus legend Marco Tardelli believes that the club should sign a new striker soon and hailed Manchester City's Carlos Tevez as the perfect buy.

Carlos Tevez.

By ESPNSTAR.com staff

Tardelli played for the Bianconeri for ten seasons and won five Serie A titles during that time. He is currently the assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland national team but he continues to cast a keen eye over developments in his native land.

Juve currently lead the league and have a four-point advantage over nearest challengers Inter Milan. With just two games remaining in the year, the Serie A champions are expected to go into 2013 with the lead intact as well.

However, their title charge, both in the current campaign and the previous one, has not been led by a main goalscorer. Currently, Fabio Quagliarella, Arturo Vidal and Sebastian Giovinco have provided the goals on an intermittent basis and the Italian media has speculated that Juve could be in the market for a top striker in the January transfer window.

Names such as Atletico Madrid goalscoring sensation Radamel Falcao as well as City striker Tevez have been mentioned but Tardelli feels the Colombian would command too high a transfer fee. Instead, he feels that Juve should make an attempt to secure Tevez's signature in the coming months. 

"I would love Juve to sign Falcao," he told Gazzetta dello Sport. "He would be the logical answer to the striker question."

"But, for the figures being bandied around [€60m], it would be virtually impossible.

"So in that case, I think Carlos Tevez or Sergio Aguero would be good. South Americans suit Italy well and they would both fit at Juve.

"Personally, I think Tevez would be perfect."

Moreover, Tardelli lauded the displays of Giovinco who has transitioned nicely to the Juve first-team setup since making the move over the summer from Parma. And the 58-year-old is happy to note that midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo is still playing at his scintillating best.

"I've often criticised Giovinco, but I have to take that back now," he said. "He's doing really well, creating space for his teammates.

"Pirlo is someone the whole world wants. He cannot be replaced at Juve - like Michel Platini.

"His game means he will still be playing at the very highest level for years to come."

Juve next play Atalanta in the Serie A on Sunday.

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