Juventus saw a massive rise in their stock after capturing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid. The Portuguese’s arrival meant that the Italian giants were well-and-truly back among the European elites. Moreover, Ronaldo’s move made the Bianconeri an even more interesting proposal amongst several players. And one World Cup winner might find himself in the iconic black-and-white next summer.
According to Sport1 (via Calciomercato), Bayer Munich’s Mats Hummels has his eyes set on a move to Juventus. The German World Cup winner has fallen down the pecking order for both club and country and is hoping to revitalize his career by linking up with Cristiano Ronaldo and Co.
Hummels still has a couple of years left on his contract. However, the German World Cup winner’s position at Bayern Munich is in even more jeopardy, with the club announcing deals for Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez.
Meanwhile, Juventus will be in search of a new defender, with Martin Caceres’s temporary deal coming to an end in the summer and Andrea Barzagli inching closer to retirement. Apart from those two, the Bianconeri only have Daniele Rugani, Leonardo Bonucci, and Giorgio Chiellini for the centre back position.
FOX Sports Asia Probability Rating: 3/5; On paper, Mats Hummels and Juventus make perfect sense. The Bianconeri will be getting a solid no-nonsense defender in the form of Hummels. On the other hand, the 30-year-old defender will be upgrading to a club known to get the best out of defenders. However, we will have to wait till the summer to truly find out whether Mats Hummels joins Cristiano Ronaldo in Italy.