Calciomercato. are reporting today that Newcastle have contacted Juventus regarding midfielder Stefano Sturaro.
The 25-year-old was not a regular starter in the side last season playing in only 19 games.
The player has been capped 4 times by Italy, and he joined Juventus back in 2014, and maybe Rafa has been alerted to the availability of this player via his contacts in Italy.
He should know all about this player after managing Napoli from 2013 through 2015.
25-year-old Juventus midfielder Stefano Sturaro
It could be a serious approach by Newcastle since the report is that contact has been made by Newcastle.
Sturaro usually plays as the holding midfielder, and central midfield is one of the areas Rafa will try to strengthen this summer.
He can also play various roles including playing as a box to box midfielder but he’s usually employed as a defensive midfielder.
Since moving to Juventus four years ago from Genoa, he’s played 90 times for the Italian Champions with 3 goals.
But you don’t expect defensive midfielders to score many goals since their job is to protect the back four.
He made his International debut for Italy in June 2016 against Finland and was included in the squad for Euro 2016.
He seems like a good possibility for us if Juventus will make him available this summer.
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