Juventus may have lost Paul Pogba, but it is hard to look beyond them for the next champions of the Serie A.
While the Frenchman was a key figure as the Old Lady won the Scudetto for the fifth time in a row, Juve’s recruitments this summer and the lack of proper transfer activity from the rivals means it will take more than an implosion for them to lose the title.
Napoli came close last season and looked genuine contenders at a point, while Roma showed tremendous improvement under Luciano Spalletti but if the truth must be said, neither side has got Juventus’ quality going into the new season, despite the loss of Paul Pogba.
Inter Milan flattered to deceive last season, and have recently replaced Roberto Mancini with Frank De Boer but they haven’t made big improvements to the squad from last season, while AC Milan looks set to have another season in the wilderness.
When news of Manchester United’s interest in Pogba frittered in, there would have been some sort of jubilation within the camps of their rivals, alas, you could say given Juve’s summer recruitments and the seeming lack of real investment by their rivals means it will be another mountainous task to stop the Old Lady.
Napoli have already lost their top goalscorer Gonzalo Higuain to them and haven’t exactly replaced the Argentine with another ‘star-quality’ forward.
Juve may not have replaced Pogba like-for-like, but they have signed the very talented Miralem Pjanic from Roma, while Dani Alves has joined from Barcelona, and not forgetting Higuain.
They may have lost Pogba, but it is hard seeing them missing him too much and with the Serie A starting this weekend, we should brace up for another Juventus domination.