Free Transfer Kings: 7 Top Players Juventus Have Signed For Free

Italian ‘Serie A’ champions, Juventus have gradually made a name for themselves when it comes to signing new players. They are the “Kings of Free Transfers”.

The ‘Old Lady’ as they are nicknamed has, over the years, made some top notch signings of world class players at absolutely no cost. Instead they have even gone on to profit greatly from the resale of some of these great players. How they do it? I wish Arsenal knew!

Anyways, with the announcement of yet another free signing of one of the most talented midfielders in England yesterday, we have compiled a list of 7 top players whom Juventus have signed for free. Check it out:

  1. Aaron Ramsey

Yesterday, Juventus announced that Welsh midfielder, Aaron Ramsey, had signed a pre-contract with the club pending the end of his contract with Arsenal. The deal which will run from 2019 to 2023 comes at absolutely no cost to Juventus as Ramsey had run down his previous contract with Arsenal – they were not ready to meet his wage demands. The British man will become the highest paid professional British football player when he moves to Italy as this deal is rumored to have a weekly salary of about £400,000 per week.

  1. Emre Can

German Midfielder, Emre Can was allowed by English Club, Liverpool F.C, to join Juventus last year for free. Can’s contract at Liverpool expired last year July and he wasn’t offered a renewal, allowing Juventus to sweep in and add the talented player to their ranks.

  1. Dani Alves

Brazilian defender, Dani Alves moved from Spanish giants, Barcelona to Juventus for free in 2016. His move was possible after Barca thought the player had nothing else to offer and let his contract run out.  Alves, however, performed excellently in Italy, winning the league and getting to the UEFA Champions League finals before moving on to French Champions, PSG.

  1. Sami Khedira

Khedira was signed by Juventus at no cost from the Spanish capital in 2015. The player’s contarct hadn’t been renewed by Real Madrid and Juve wasted no time in signing him. He has now won 3 league titles in Italy and seems to be heading towards a fourth one.

  1. Kingsley Coman

The ‘Old lady’ snatched up French winger, Kingsley Coman for free in 2014 after his contract with PSG expired. Coman was given a 5 year contract and he developed steadily, making it possible to be resold to Bayern Munich for €21 million in 2018.

  1. Paul Pogba

Juventus made an incredible move when they signed a 19-year old Paul Pogba from Manchester United in 2012. The deal was basically free (Juve had to pay United £800,000 later as compensation) and after Pogba helped them win 6 top flight titles, the player was sold back to Manchester United for the then world-record fee of £89 million in 2016.

  1. Andrea Pirlo

Juventus pulled another mastermind move when they acquired Italian playmaker, Andrea Pirlo from Italian rivals, AC Milan, in 2011. They profited greatly from the signing when Pirlo helped them win a couple of titles in Italy and was named Serie A player of the year in 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Other players signed by Juventus for free include former world’s best player, Fabio Cannavaro (2009) and Spanish striker, Fernando Llorente (2013).


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