Juventus could ‘easily’ sign much-requested striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund this summer.
That’s according to Tony Cascarino, who estimates that Juventus’ ability to spend £ 99.2million on a 33-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018 shows they have the financial firepower to bring Haaland.
The Dortmund striker is reportedly valued at around £ 150million after scoring 34 goals in 37 Bundesliga appearances.
And Cascarino has called on Juventus to make every effort to make Haaland their next top-tier arrival.
The former Chelsea striker told talkSPORT: “A very likely move will be Juventus as they bought Ronaldo at 33 for £ 99million.
“Obviously you don’t know the financial situation of this football club, but they are very ambitious in Italian football.
“You start to see the expense, like they did in the 80s when they were willing to pay big salaries and big registration fees.
“If you’re ready to sign Ronaldo at 33 for £ 99million, you could easily go sign Haaland.
“They are going to be a stimulating team [for the Champions League] in the next five years. Juve have had a very difficult season this year. It was a transition season for them.
“Ronaldo is still at the football club and they say he will be there next year. But when they went to pick up Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt, their ambition was clear.
“They had stopped doing that in Italian football. It is a question of where clubs are financially able to enter into these types of transactions.
“Juve would definitely go for Haaland because Ronaldo is 36, but you would still want to take him to the football club.”