Ahead of the summer transfer window which will soon reopen, Juventus is associated with several players including, Pedro Rodriguez. However, Antonio Paganin advised Bianconneri to forget this option.
At the moment, coach Maurizio Sarri does need new ammunition to carry out the game philosophy he wants at Juventus. Some of the names of players already bagged by this former Napoli coach.
In addition to Jorginho, Pedro Rodriguez is said to be one of the players coveted by Juventus. The former Barcelona star was indeed Sarri’s mainstay when the tactician was still handling Chelsea last season.
Juventus also has a supporting factor why should recruit the former Barcelona star. No other supporting factor is the fact that Pedro’s contract at Chelsea will expire this summer.
That is, Juventus can hook Spanish players for free or free. This is in accordance with the habits of Juventus who often target star players free transfer status.
Previously, they had success with Andrea Pirlo, Paul Pogba, Sami Khedira, Emre Can and many more. They were all brought in for free and were quite successful when in Juventus uniform.
But according to Antonio Paganin, Pedro Rodriguez is no longer performing as consistently as his heyday in Barcelona.
“Not because he has no characteristics. He has passed his prime. Juve can’t think of free but the right parameter for someone is to look to the future.” Paganin said to Tutto Mercato when asked if Pedro was suitable for Sarri.
While Juventus on the one hand need a player who is younger, more consistent and can be a mainstay on the front lines. Pedro is no longer as productive as before and is not a good investment.
“Juve needs a different profile. He is considered a squad player, that is good, but as an investment he is not worth the gamble. He came from the Chelsea period where he was too inconsistent and he was not the person we saw in Barcelona,” he said.
Pedro himself has so far not spoken up regarding his future at Chelsea.