As is easy to figure out, there will likely be more talks with Schalke over the potential transfer for Julian Draxler. And you never know, maybe Beppe Marotta might dial up a phone number in Germany once again when it comes to Mario Götze. But as the hunt continues to drag on when it comes to a German-based trequartista, maybe, just maybe, Marotta could be looking elsewhere.
Like, I dunno, somewhere he's already done some business this summer. A club that has some talented players that would be solid additions to this Juventus squad.
Ah, there we go. Franco Vázguez, the Robin to Paulo Dybala's Batman last season with Palermo. The Gazzetta dello Sport along with Sky Sport's Gianluca Di Marzio are reporting that Vázquez is the latest trequartista option as Juventus steam ahead toward the beginning of the 2015-16 Serie A season.
Vázquez, along with his fellow Argentine Dybala, was one of the handful of players in Serie A to finish with double digits in both goals and assists last season with Palermo. Vázquez finished the 2014-15 campaign with 10 goals and 10 assists, as he tied for the Serie A lead in assists with Dybala and a host of other players (Domenico Berardi being another one of them).
But just for fun, let's go ahead and check in on Vázquez and see how he's doing this summer with Palermo. Play along, I promise the video below is fun and will make you go "OOOHHHH!!!" like you're watching Steph Curry highlights.
Okay, so that's good. I'm sure he's got a few more tricks up those pink sleeves of his.
Yes, Vázquez isn't at the Götze level or even that of Draxlier. And there's no doubting that Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini will want a heavy sum of money for the 26-year-old Argentina-born Italian international. Maybe not at the same kind of cash influx like when Juventus signed Dybala, but Vázquez isn't going to be cheap if Juventus get to that point in negotiations with Palermo. That shouldn't be a surprise, really. We're talking about a Zamparini-owned commodity during a transfer window being open.
So I guess now we can add #VazquezWatch to our #DraxlerWatch activities. Isn't the hunt for a trequartista fun?