Juventus unveil new striker – Sky Italia
Juve have unveiled a new striker in their squad for the 2018/19 season, after securing a €10m deal with French forward Alexis Sanchez.
The 25-year-old scored the winner for Juventus in their 3-2 win over Udinese in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Thursday night.
The move will give Juve the firepower to challenge in the Premier League, where they will face Tottenham Hotspur on Tuesday.
A brace from the youngster will give the Bianconeri a better chance of reaching the quarter-finals of the competition, and the first-leg in London will be their last.
The forward, who moved from Paris Saint-Germain to Juventus from PSG in the summer of 2018, scored 12 goals in 26 games for the French side last season, making him one of their best performers in the Champions League.
“I am happy to welcome Alexis into our team,” Juve sporting director Piero Ausilio told Sky Italias.
“His goalscoring ability is special and he will help us to improve our attacking and defensive capabilities.
He is an exciting player who is also a good friend to the squad and we are all proud to have him on board.”
Sanchez scored the first goal in the 2-2 draw with Udinese and then converted his second with a goal in Italy’s 2-0 win over Barcelona in the Europa League on Thursday.
It was the first time in more than two years that Juve had scored in a competitive fixture.
Juventus, who are currently in the second round of the Europa league, have already completed the signing of midfielder Luca Donnarumma on loan from Roma.