2. Andrea Pirlo- 2011
Since Andrea Pirlo moved on a free transfer from AC Milan to Juventus in 2011 he's won the Serie A every year. pic.twitter.com/PRrXNoUtl8
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 2, 2015
In 2011, AC Milan thought Andrea Pirlo is finished after many years at San Siro. However, Juventus had other ideas because they managed to convince him to join them for a few more years free of charge. The legendary Italian midfielder was indeed not done because he went on to lift 4 Serie A crowns, 2 Italian Super Cups and 1 Coppa Italia title.
1. Paul Pogba- 2012
ON THIS DAY: In 2012, Paul Pogba officially joined Juventus from Man Utd for £800k
4 years later they sold him back to Man Utd for £89.3m 🤑 pic.twitter.com/xUt9VE3iRY
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) August 3, 2017
In 2012, disagreement between Sir Alex Ferguson and Paul Pogba agent Mino Raiola led to one of the most expensive mistakes in Manchester United history. The young Frenchman was allowed to join the Serie A giant for free. He wanted to play more but the manager thought he was not ready.
However, under Antonio Conte, Pogba thrived to become one of the best in the game. He formed a formidable partnership with Andrea Pirlo and Claudio Marchisio to deliver four Serie A titles in four years. He also won Coppa Italia and Suppa Coppa Italia. In 2016, the Red Devils spent £89.3 million to bring him back to Old Trafford. This has to be the biggest business in football history.
Other Free Transfers for Juventus in recent years include;
Juventus free signings:
✅ 2009: Fabio Cannavaro
✅ 2011: Andrea Pirlo
✅ 2012: Paul Pogba
✅ 2013: Fernando Llorente
✅ 2014: Kingsley Coman
✅ 2015: Sami Khedira
✅ 2016: Dani Alves
✅ 2018: Emre Can 🔜
Unbelievable business 🔥 pic.twitter.com/cyba4fbwbL
— Football Factly (@FootballFactly) January 5, 2018