The importance of Zaza

It comes as no surprise that Juventus earn more in revenue than any other club in Italy thanks to their stadium, the years of continued success witnessed under Antonio Conte and management's diligent construction of the side. Yet the club still trails Europe's big boys and money is still tight, leaving the fans disappointed on occasion with the purchases or lack thereof made in the transfer market.

As a result, the development of youth talent is consistently looked upon as a way to generate money while simultaneously maintaining the Juve ideology. Thus it came as somewhat of a disappointment when the club chose to sell Ciro Immobile and Simone Zaza, the two who shone brightest under Conte for Italy in their most recent friendly against the Dutch.

While Immobile's sale, according to management at least, was a way to make money from a player they felt didn't fit the current side, it made the purchase of Real Madrid youth player Alvaro Morata seem difficult to understand. 

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