Kings of the Free Transfer: 8 Top Players Juventus Have Signed for No Fee in the Past

Italian giants, Juventus are known to be one of the best when it comes to transfer business and they were at it again when they signed Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal on a free transfer. Here, we take a look at some of their best free signings.

8. Fabio Cannavaro - 2009

The 2006 Ballon d'Or winner signed for Juventus in 2004 and stayed there for two years before moving to Real Madrid. He though returned back to Turin for free back in 2009, but struggled as the fans were unhappy with him for his perceived betrayal during his initial spell, where he jumped ship when they were demoted due to a scandal.

Appearances: 127

Goals: 7

Trophies won: 0

7. Andrea Pirlo - 2011

One of the best midfielder in the history of the sport, Andrea Pirlo was surprisingly let go off by AC Milan for free in 2011, only for Juventus to snap him off and the rest as they say is history. The Italian was majestic in the centre of the park for them, controlling the midfield and playing a key role in their success.

Appearances: 164

Goals: 19

Trophies won: 7

6. Paul Pogba - 2012

Disappointed with the lack of gametime at Manchester United, Paul Pogba moved to Turin for free in 2012 and it is here where he showed just what a great talent he was. The Frenchman settled nicely in midfield, and gradually established himself as one of the best midfielders in the world.

His performances with Juventus earned him a 90 million move back to Old Trafford, where he is yet to reach the heights that he did in Italy.

Appearances: 178

Goals: 34

Trophies won: 8

5. Fernando Llorente - 2013

Fernando Llorente was another player signed on for free by Juventus, with the club hierarchy looking for a type of player who would hold on to the ball in front of goal, thereby bringing the others into play.

The Spaniard fitted the bill perfectly and was a vital presence in attack during his time in Italy, with the striker using his height and reach to give them an advantage, particularly against teams who would sit back against them.

Appearances: 92

Goals: 27

Trophies won: 6

4. Kingsley Coman - 2014

Kingsley Coman joined Juventus on a five-year deal in 2014 but did not get too much time on the field, which led him to clamour for a move after a couple of years. It is perhaps unfortunate for both parties, as the Frenchman would have been a perfect fit in the current Juve setup.

Appearances: 22

Goals: 1

Trophies won: 3

3. Sami Khedira - 2015

A proven performer in midfield and a World Cup winner, Sami Khedira was signed by Juventus in 2015 after five successful seasons with Real Madrid. The German as usual has been a consistent presence in the centre of the park, putting on impressive performances and has been a success,

However, of late he has struggled with his injuries and might be shipped off soon.

Appearances: 126

Goals: 21

Trophies won: 8

2. Dani Alves - 2016

One of the best right-backs in the history of the sport, Dani Alves chose to sign for Juventus after spending eight years at the Nou Camp. Though he spent only one year at Turin, the Brazilian was a success, leading the club to the domestic double.

Appearances: 33

Goals: 6

Trophies won: 2

1. Emre Can - 2018

Emre Can moved to Turin from Liverpool in 2018, despite reported interest from a number of top European clubs. The German who is well known for his all-round skills on the pitch, is expected to be a mainstay at the club for years to come.