Juventus agreed to sign the Fiorentina striker Dusan Vlahovic in a deal worth 75 million euros on Thursday. The deal would be the most expensive of the January transfer window so far, with Serie A’s joint-top scorer Vlahovic set to earn a reported 7 million euros per year in Turin.
The 21-year-old Serbian footballer is considered to be one of the top lethal strikers in Serie A and has a great future ahead of him. He can mark an era in Turin with Juventus.
As Juventus has signed a highly rated striker, let’s take a look at the all-time best strikers of the Old Lady:
Giampiero Boniperti was an Italian footballer who played his entire 15-season career at Juventus between 1946 and 1961, winning five Serie A titles and two Coppa Italia titles. The holder of Juve’s all-time top scorer for more than 40 years, Boniperti was a crucial part of Juve’s one of the best trios of all-time, if not the best. With Omar Sívori and John Charles, he subsequently built a trio appreciated as “The Holy Trident”.
Boniperti is the eleventh-highest goalscorer of all time in Serie A. In March 2004, Pele named him as one of the world’s top 125 greatest living footballers. Boniperti was included in the Italian Football Hall of Fame in 2012.
David Trezeguet was signed by Juventus from Monaco in 2000. Trezeguet made an immediate impact, scoring 14 goals in his first season in Serie A despite playing as a substitute and second choice to Filippo Inzaghi.
In his second season in Turin, he shifted the gear, becoming the top goalscorer in Serie A that season having netted 24 goals from 34 matches. Under the guidance of Marcello Lippi, he won Serie A Footballer of the Year and Serie A Foreign Footballer of the Year award in the same season.
John Charles was a Welsh footballer who played as a centre-forward or as a centre-back. Best known for his first stint at Leeds United and Juventus, he was rated by many as the greatest all-round footballer ever to come from Britain.
In 1957, Charles joined Juventus, where he partnered Giampiero Boniperti and Omar Sivori, with the trio becoming known as The Holy Trident. In his five seasons with the club, he won the scudetto three times and the Coppa Italia twice. He was also the capocannoniere winner for the 1957–58 season. Charles also became the third-best player in the Ballon d’Or race back in 1959. The respect Charles earned from Juventus fans was shown when, on the occasion of the club’s centenary in 1997, they voted him the club’s best-ever foreign player.