When you consider that Massimiliano Allegri and 25 Juve players have been involved in pre-season action in Australia and now Hong Kong, while a club-record signing was confirmed back in Turin in the shape of Gonzalo Higuain, it certainly has been an eventful few days for the Bianconeri, who play their third and final friendly game of the Juventus Jeep Tour 2016 tomorrow against South China.
Pipita’s arrival in Piedmont represents the club’s fifth summer signing and one which Allegri, accompanied at today’s press conference by Paulo Dybala, agreed to be one of significant quality as his side set their sights on a successful 2016/17 season.
“Higuain is a great signing just like Pjanic, Dani Alves, Pjaca and Benatia,” said the 48-year-old. “The club is doing a great job in this transfer window.
“We’ve a very competitive side, but that doesn’t mean we can take winning for granted and we need to keep working hard in order to reap the rewards.”
Greetings for the Argentine striker were forthcoming too on the part of his compatriot and fellow forward, Dybala: “I got to know Gonzalo in the national team, that’s how our friendship began.
“We exchanged plenty of messages over the past few days and he told me how much he wanted to play here. He’ll be happy now and we’re delighted to welcome a footballer of his calibre to this club.”