When healthy, Kwadwo Asamoah is a player that many clubs around Italy and Europe as a whole would like to have on their roster. At Juventus, because of the glutton of talent in the center of the park, Asamoah is more of a squad player compared to what he could be at other clubs. That means, if something interesting comes along in terms of an offer, that Asamoah's time in Turin could come to an end.
But does it mean he will actually leave?
Maybe, just maybe, if a report out of the Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday is correct, there could be a bit of a Juventus reunion going on this summer. It won't be happening in Turin, however, rather on the blue side of London where a certain Antonio Conte is preparing to take over on the sidelines after his duties with the Italian national team are over and done with this summer.
The price of said rumored transfer from Juventus to Chelsea, you might be asking yourself? Reportedly €20 to 25 million.
Not bad, not bad at all.
For that amount of cash, it would be hard for Beppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici to say no. As useful as a piece to the puzzle as Asamoah can be when healthy, you may never see that potential price tag come along again simply because of his injury past. Even with Claudio Marchisio's injury and the depth chart in the midfield being shaken up just a little bit, that's an offer, as Don Corleone may say, is an offer that you can't refuse.
Who knows, maybe it's just a bunch of crap and we are just going to be sitting here with our fingers crossed all summer that it's actually the truth. But I don't doubt for a second that Conte is going to be interested in signing at least a few players that he knows well this summer to begin making Chelsea in his image. And what better players to go after than those who will likely be available if the price is right? Yep...