Monday January 2 2012
‘Juve don’t need Borriello’

Juventus legend Franco Causio has questioned the Old Lady’s decision to sign Marco Borriello from Roma.

The Italian international is very close to completing a January loan move to Turin after terms were agreed with the Giallorossi.

However, Causio has told Sky Sport Italia that he has doubts over whether the joint League leaders needed a player of such characteristics.

“I don’t want to go against the Juventus directors and I have respect for Borriello, but I wouldn’t have done this deal,” the 1982 World Cup winner noted.

“Perhaps [Juve boss Antonio] Conte wanted a certain kind of striker to make use of Juve’s work on the flanks, but I think he could have used Alessandro Matri who he already has.

“I think that Juve need adjusting in other departments – such as the midfield and the defence,” he continued.

“Instead they’ve added Borriello to their attack and I just hope he ends up being the League’s top scorer…”

Borriello will reportedly undergo his medical in Turin at some point on Monday morning.

It’s being claimed that Juve have netted the former Genoa and Milan man on loan until the summer for a cost of €700,000.

They could then buy him outright at the end of the season for €7.5m.