Cavani and Dybala would make Juventus fearsome, says Delneri

The 64-year-old says signing the strikers would continue the team’s cycle of dominance but believes Andrea Pirlo is irreplaceable

Juventus would become truly fearsome if they were to sign Edinson Cavani and Paulo Dybala this summer, according to former boss Luigi Delneri.

Palermo have already confirmed that Dybala is on the verge of completing a move to Turin after starring in Serie A this season, while Cavani has been liked with a transfer away from Paris Saint-Germain for some time.

And Delneri has no doubt that signing the forwards would help maintain Juve’s cycle of domestic dominance for some time.

“This year, it seems as though the group has matured. With the right signings, they can get even better,” he told Corriere dello Sport.

“They [Cavani and Dybala] would complement what is already a strong area of the team and continue the cycle of this great side.”

Delneri believes that replacing veteran midfielder Andrea Pirlo will pose a far greater problem, however, and says even PSG’s Marco Verratti would not be able to replace him completely.

“The more years that go by, the more Pirlo will need rest,” he said. “It’s not easy to replace him. Verratti? No, he’s not the same. No one is equal to Pirlo.”

Juve have already claimed the domestic double in Massimiliano Allegri’s first season in charge and will meet Barcelona in the Champions League final on June 6.

Delneri was full of praise for the efforts of the former AC Milan coach after he replaced Antonio Conte.

“Since his Milan days, he’s shown great wisdom in how to manage a group. It was hard to have credibility after Conte,” Delneri added.

“Allegri is young, motivated, has the right ideas and is lucky enough to be surrounded by a very good team.”

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