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Juventus on-alert to sign Southampton’s stellar striker

Graziano PelleSouthampton fans in the Transfer Tavern are expressing their concerns after one of their star players hinted at an exit, which attracted the attention of one of Europe’s finest clubs.

The Daily Mirror says Juventus are on-alert to secure Italian forward Graziano Pelle, after the veteran striker expressed that he misses Italy.

“My contract with Southampton expires in 18 months, one year after Euro 2016. Italy is the most beautiful country and it is that beauty which I am missing. Serie A has had a fall recently, but now it is showing growth again.”

Those quotes are music to the ears of Juventus, who are keeping tabs on the Italian striker after his tremendous performances in England. The late-bloomer netted 16 goals in his inaugural season in English football and has added a further nine to his tally this term.

Southampton endured a sticky start to the season but, led by Pelle’s fantastic performances, have begun to turn the tide in recent weeks. Saints manager Ronald Koeman is a huge fan of the Italian forward, and would be reluctant to let him, but there’s not much he can do if the Champions League giants come calling.

Southampton fans, is Pelle good enough for Juventus? How crucial is he to your club? Let us know in the comments below!

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