Newcastle Contact Juventus About 25-Year-Old Holding Midfielder

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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8 comments so far

  • Lindisfarne

    May 23, 2018 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #1

    It feels like all these links to players just all go in a big pot, are stirred and heated until some pop back out again.

  • runheed

    May 23, 2018 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #2


  • lochinvar

    May 23, 2018 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #3

    Next season’s chase for a Top 4 spot could be interesting and Top 6 if even more so. You’d expect Man City and Man Ltd. and Spurs to probably be the top 3 but after that it’s less predictable. Arsenal may be vulnerable until Emery and the team gel and could be playing catch up if they have a poor start. Chelsea likewise may suffer from manager and player outgoings, without Hazard they may also have some vulnerability.

    Positions 3 to 6 should be in our sights but also 1 as shy bairns get nowt. Power us up Rafa, we’re with you all the way.

  • ilovetoon8788

    May 23, 2018 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #4

    Really waiting for some big news. I don’t know what Ashley or Charnley are doing. Or where we are going to go as a club. Nervous times but it could be exciting too..

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    May 23, 2018 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #5

    We really do need another holding mid. Diame has been good, but you need someone at least as good for competition, or preferably better to start. Hayden is a good utility player, but he isn’t a top 8 DM at this stage, or even close. He’s decent cover at right back, and ok as a third choice DM or CB in a pinch. DM is such a key position, you can’t afford to f@ck about in there.

  • Lindisfarne

    May 23, 2018 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #6

    I would strongly urge the club to go all out to get Nico Castillio, he would be a massive upgrade on our present strikers, relatively cheap and can actually score having controlled a high ball in to him.

  • Lindisfarne

    May 23, 2018 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #7

    I would be happy with finishing next season between 7-10th and one cup semi-final appearance.

  • Jib

    May 23, 2018 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #8

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