Desperate Juventus spent more than €815 million since 2018 summer to achieve UCL glory

    The Italian Serie A giants Juventus have spent more than €815 million in the last five years to bring back their European Championship glory by winning the UEFA Champions League trophy.

    Juventus are the 36-time Italian Serie A winners, which is a record in Italian top-tier competition history. There is no doubt about the Old Lady’s dominance in Italian domestic football as they have won a total of 19 domestic trophies since the 2011/12 season (9 Serie A titles, 5 Coppa Italia and 5 Supercoppa Italiana).  

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    While Juventus have around nine European titles, they have won two European Championships, which we presently know as UEFA Champions League. After winning it in the 1984/85 season, the Italian club claimed it once again in the 1995/96 season. Though they then experienced five more UCL finals (1996/97, 1997/98, 2002/03, 2014/15 and 2016/17), they only finished those as the runners-up.

    Juventus’ big signings in recent times

    From the 2018 summer, Juventus have already spent €815.51 million to date (according to transfermarkt) for the team building. During this period, they have won seven trophies, including three consecutive Serie A, but they haven’t appeared in the UCL semi-finals at least for once.

    Last season (2021/22) was the trophy-less season for the Old Lady (runners-up in Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana), their first trophy-less season since 2010/11.

    Before the ongoing transfer window, Juventus spent a huge amount in the last four seasons for the players like Cristiano Ronaldo (€117 million), Joao Cancelo (€40.4 million), Douglas Costa (€40 million), Leonardo Bonucci (€35 million), Matthijs de Ligt (€85.5 million), Danilo (€37 million), Dejan Kulusevski (€35 million), Cristian Romero (€31.5 million), Luca Pellegrini (€22 million), Merih Demiral (€19.5 million), Dusan Vlahovic (€81.60 million) etc.

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    In the ongoing summer transfer window, Juventus have already bought Federico Chiesa for €40 million. While Angel Di Maria has also joined the club as a free agent, Giorgio Chiellini, Federico Bernardeschi, Paulo Dybala and Alvaro Morata all have left the club this summer.

    On the other hand, Massimiliano Allegri left the managerial role of the club in the 2019 summer with a successful record. Then, the Old Lady tried with the managers Maurizio Sarri and Andrea Pirlo, before Allegri made his comeback to the club as a manager in the 2021 summer.

    Despite working really hard and experiencing many talents in various aspects, Juventus are still not looking very confident enough, especially in the European competition. In the last two Serie A seasons, the Zebras were far from consistent performances as they finished in fourth place in both seasons.   

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