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Serie A: Pogba and Di Maria: Juventus’ new line-up starting to take shape

Intense days lie ahead at Juventus as the rebuilding of a team that wants to be Serie A champions again is well underway.

The Vecchia Signora are on the verge of signing two big-name reinforcements, two players that can make a club great.

The arrival of Paul Pogba and Angel Di Maria in Turin seems to be imminent. Fabrizio Romano, the transfer market expert, feels that the moves are very close to completion.

“Juventus will officially complete the deals for Paul Pogba and Angel Di Maria next week. Two top signings to join as free agents, wanted by Allegri. Everything is done with Pogba, just a matter of details for Di Maria to review contracts and then be announced as a new Juve player,” he wrote on Twitter.

As has been reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, both players will also arrive without Juventus having to pay any transfer fee.

Both Pogba, with Manchester United, and Di Maria, with PSG, were out of contract from June 30, so they are free agents.

Juventus want to be great again after a season in which they won nothing.

And that hasn’t happened for a long time. That is why the club are already working to strengthen the team next season and the first reinforcements, world-class players, are very close to becoming a reality.

With Pogba and Di Maria the team will make a leap in quality. Even Iker Casillas recognised this a few days ago.

“Great move with Di Maria. Angel with Chiesa, Vlahovic and Pogba… what a team! What a great team! And he will want to prepare well for the World Cup,” he said in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport.

The former goalkeeper knows the Argentine very well, having played alongside him at Real Madrid. That’s why he knows first-hand what he can bring to Juventus.

“He’s a very cautious guy who has always taken great care of himself physically. He’s never suffered any serious injuries. I think he’s in great shape,” Casillas said.

“Here in Europe he has always played at a high level, at big clubs. Di Maria will take a new step at Juve, also because in November there is the World Cup and it is clear that he is looking for a team where he can play regularly and prepare himself in the best possible way for the challenge of Qatar,” explained the former Spain international.

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