Juventus legend Altafini slams Cannavaro pursuit

Juventus legend Jose Altafini has slammed the club's interest in Real Madrid defender Fabio Cannavaro.

Juventus legend Jose Altafini has slammed the club's interest in Real Madrid defender Fabio Cannavaro.

“Why don't they re-sign Zinedine Zidane as well?” Altafini said scathingly. “They need a central midfield!

“I don't see how Cannavaro alone can resolve Juventus' defensive problems. Age counts more in defence than in any other position and Juventus' backline is already slow.

“The politics of not spending will not pay off if we want to keep up with Inter,” Altafini explained. “It will take an aggressive and courageous transfer campaign to overtake the Nerazzurri.

“As for the defence, Giorgio Chiellini has had a great season, as has Nicola Legrottaglie, so Juventus don't have a problem at centre-back.

“What would it take for Juventus to support them with a youngster, someone like Simon Kjaer, the Dane from Palermo?

“Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis, was a little tough on Cannavaro a few weeks ago, but he painted a reality - 36 years are a lot and if Napoli, his hometown club, aren't willing to take him, well…” Altafini concluded.

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