As the transfer window draws to a close, Juventus have to find the right replacement for the suspended defender Domenic Berardi.
The midfielder is out of contract next summer and is believed to have asked for a transfer.
According to Il Messaggero, Juventus could look to bring in a replacement in the form of an old friend, the Italian Serie A side Parma.
Berardi was instrumental in bringing Lazio to Serie A in 2011 and is a key player in their recent success.
However, he is out for the rest of the season, which is something that makes him a target for many of Serie A’s top sides.
Here is how he stacks up against his fellow Serie A sides.
Parma are the champions of the Italian top flight and Berardi would be a perfect fit to complement the likes of Giorgio Chiellini, Domenick Berardi, Andrea Ranocchia and Marco Callejon.
In terms of goals scored, Juventus are second behind Juventus and second only to AC Milan, but they still have a long way to go.
With Juventus currently bottom of Serie B, Parma have been very good at scoring goals this season.
Juventus are the only team to score more goals than Parma this season and their goals total is more than the average team in Serie A. Parysse, Piarini and Cazenac have also started in all five of their Serie A games this season, while Nerazzurri goalkeeper Francesco Acerbi has started in two of the four games.
It is likely that Berardi will be the one to replace Parma’s scoring prowess in the future.
Parma’s top scorer this season has been Andrea Barzagli, who has scored eight goals in all competitions.
Piedmont’s top goalscorer has started all five Serie A matches this season with five goals.
Piarinelli has played in all six Serie A home matches this term, including all three against Lazio.
It has been a great season for Juventus, but Parma need to take steps forward to stay in Serie B and be successful.
Berardini was a key factor in their Champions League success and was also instrumental in their title success.
Should Juventus decide to sell Berardi or move him on, Piedmonte will look to sign the player with a salary similar to the one he earns now.
If Berardi wants to leave, the Parma coach will want to make sure that he gets a decent salary.
This article was originally published on January 10, 2018.