Another season rolls over & the Bianconeri continue to hold the ‘Nearly Men’ status in Division 1.
Juventus have maintained a status in Division 1 for as long as Top 100 has existed & season 16 proved to be no different as DP91 & his side yet again strolled along to a Top 4 finish, perhaps for a 3rd season in their history, running close to a first title win for the club.
Top 100s third most successful ever club & the GWs second most successful manager just cannot seem to get the title win in Division 1 & all in all for Season 16, no more honours were added to the haul over the years for the club.
- x2 – Charity Shield
- x2 – Top 100 Cup
- x3 – Top 100 Shield
- x3 – Top 100 Youth Cup
- x1 – Top 100 Youth Shield.
The squad has transitioned again, an ever ongoing trend of the management of DP, but significant post Season 16 deals may show insight into another push for achieving what the club so far have been unable to tick off the list.
|Matthijs De Ligt||CB||22||92|
|El Bilal Toure||CF||19||83|
New arrivals look to bolster the Juventus squad with as ever a mixture of First Team additions & youth team players with scope for a future in the Youth Team & eventually First Team.
What does this now look like for the Juventus First Team?
Juventus believe there are still 1-2 areas for improvement but the market must be right when players outside the first team currently include names such as; Pedri, Foden, Saka, Wirtz, Musiala.
The acquisitions of Alphonso Davies (92), Alessandro Bastoni (91) & Bruno Fernandes (94) are evidently the key additions to the squad, two of which go straight into the First Team squad, however a hit to the Youth Team is the consequence. Benoit Badiashile (88), Gio Reyna (87), Adam Hlozek (85), Devyne Rensch (82), Jeremie Frimpong (86), Mitchel Bakker (86), Xavi Simons (73) all departed from said Youth Team in addition to First Team based Lucas Hernandez (91), Kai Havertz (91).
So the Youth Team, how can that look next season?
Overall, what changes between Season 16 & now suggest progression in the first team?
Average Rating of the Best First Team 11 – Season 16 – 92.9
Average Rating of the Best First Team 11 – Season 17 – 93.5