Saturday September 1 2012
Juve legends doubt Bendtner

Ex-Juventus stars Gianluca Vialli and Alessio Tacchinardi disagree over whether Nicklas Bendtner is a good buy for the Bianconeri.

The Dane arrived on loan from Arsenal on transfer deadline day after weeks of links with Edinson Cavani, Robin Van Persie, Fernando Llorente, Stevan Jovetic, Didier Drogba and more big names.

“Bendtner isn’t a bad player per se, but he won’t allow the team to make that step up in quality,” argued Tacchinardi on Sky Sport Italia.

“He’s certainly a decent striker, but as a fan I’d have preferred to see a different forward join Juventus.”

His former teammate Vialli was more generous towards the ex-Gunner.

“I’d give Juve eight out of ten for their transfer strategy, as really top players were too expensive to buy. The Bianconeri got Kwadwo Asamoah and Mauricio Isla, who in terms of quality compared to cost are the bargains of the summer.

“At times Bendtner can seem like a phenomenon, as he has great self-belief and tries very difficult moves. In Italy he can make the most of his courage and physicality, but if he wants to stand out for his quality, then he’s chosen the wrong League.

“I believe Antonio Conte will know how to use him best. Besides, even without a top player in attack, Juve can still win the Scudetto again.

“This will be a Champions League year for them to gain experience ahead of next season.”

See the latest Serie A predictions and betting tips with