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Tardelli talks up Suarez to Juve

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Former Italy international Marco Tardelli believes Liverpool star Luis Suarez would be the ideal addition to Juventus' attack.
Although they have secured the signing of Spain international centre-forward Fernando Llorente on a free transfer from Athletic Bilbao, the reigning Serie A champions are still reportedly keen to add a high-profile name to their forward line in the off-season.

They are believed to be closely monitoring the situation of players including Alexis Sanchez of Barcelona and Fiorentina's Stevan Jovetic.

However, Tardelli feels Suarez would be an even better option, although the Republic of Ireland assistant coach realises signing the Uruguay star could be difficult.

"It's obvious that a striker who scores 20 goals a season would be a good addition for any team. Good players are not cheap, though," Tardelli was quoted as saying by Tuttosport.

"Suarez would be ideal due to his power, technique and directness, but I'd say signing him could be a complicated matter. (Gonzalo) Higuain could be a more realistic option."

The 58-year-old then went on to discuss Juventus' chances in the Champions League, and feels they could spring a surprise with a bit of luck.

"Teams like Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have something extra," Tardelli said.

"The Champions League is a strange competition, though. If Barcelona and Real Madrid are eliminated in this round, things are different for the other teams. And at that stage, Juventus could go far with their great organisation."

Juve beat Celtic 3-0 in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie, and will be looking to seal the deal at home on Wednesday.
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