How Juventus Will Change Their Squad During the Summer Transfer Window

Matteo BonettiContributor IMarch 13, 2013

TURIN, ITALY - JANUARY 06:  Andrea Pirlo (R) of Juventus FC in action against Andrea Poli of UC Sampdoria during the Serie A match between Juventus FC and UC Sampdoria at Juventus Arena on January 6, 2013 in Turin, Italy.  (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)
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Fortunately for Juventus fans, they don't need to take wild guesses when it comes to debating who their star summer signing will be.

You wouldn't think a team that went on a near historic 49-match undefeated streak would need much improvement, would you?

Well, here's a terrifying thought for opponents: Juventus will come back even better next season thanks to two quality signings that have already been made. Both those players will join in the summer and look to make a significant dent in the starting XI.

These two players, of course, are Spanish striker Fernando Llorente and Italian midfielder Andrea Poli.

Llorente was snapped up during the January transfer window but will join in the summer. He looks to give the Bianconeri a true target man who not only has good enough feet to hold up play but also distribute the ball wide. 

Meanwhile, current Sampdoria midfielder Andrea Poli was also snapped up and will join his new team alongside Llorente.

The 23-year-old Poli was considered the future of the Italian national team midfield a few years ago and has had an interesting start to his career. He spent last year on loan at Inter before going back to Sampdoria, where he has taken up the responsibility of anchoring a mediocre midfield and playing the box-to-box role to perfection.

The Juventus front line will be easy to break into for Llorente, as their best tandem has a hard time getting into double digits with their scoring. 

These two acquisitions would be enough to satisfy the most trophy-thirsty side in Serie A, but there is little doubt that Juventus have aspirations not only to dominate domestically but also in Europe.

If you look at their team, there are really no weaknesses other than in the attack, where Llorente figures to become the focal point. For Andrea Poli, it'll be a much tougher task finding minutes in one of the best midfields in the world that already includes the likes of Andrea Pirlo, Claudio Marchisio, Arturo Vidal and the sensational youngster, Paul Pogba.

Fortunately, Poli can mold himself as a type of relief for Andrea Pirlo to get precious minutes. Juventus has tried to find a backup playmaker but failed miserably when their signing of Michele Pazienza was met with confusion, as the current Bologna player never impressed.

For a team that has already snapped up Scudetto with 10 matchdays to go, further reinforcements have already been made that will complement an already well-functioning side. But as always, the transfer window brings its fair share of surprises, and the old lady might dip a little further into her purse.