If Juventus is thrown out of Serie A, will Patrick Vieira return to England?

Ollie Irish

5th, July 2006

If the prosecutors in Italy’s football corruption trial have their way, Juventus faces a six-point penalty
at the start of next season in Serie C (Italy’s third division) and the revocation of the Serie
A championships it won in 2004/05 and 2005/06. Ouch.

If Juve are demoted (it could happen), I couldn’t see its big stars (such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Patrick Vieira and Gianluigi Buffon) hanging around for long. I’m sure Vieira in particular would love to play in England again – I’m equally sure that after his impressive performances in the World Cup, several big English clubs (not to mention Celtic and Rangers) would jump at the chance to sign him. I hear the sound of Premiership chequebooks being opened…

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