Peruvian international midfielder, Juan Vargas, is already 30-years-old, which means that he has a limited number of years left in his career. Since 2008, he has been owned by Fiorentina of the Italian Serie A where he has scored 16 goals in 125 appearances. He clearly enjoys life in Italy after spending most of his career there, but maybe the time has finally arrived for him to depart and begin a new chapter… perhaps, in Turkey.
The former champions of the Turkish Super League, Galatasaray, are rumored to be constructing a plan that would bring Vargas over to Istanbul to play alongside a player just as adamant and physically tough as he is, Felipe Melo. Together, they could hold the ball to make plays on one end while halting opponents with less-than-friendly tackles to send a clear message throughout the 90-minute games.
Vargas can be lured over to the Super League simply with guaranteed Champions League soccer. The team would have to pay a substantial amount of money to him personally every year, but with his bravery, work rate and clutch abilities, the money would be well spent. He would automatically enter the starting line-up in a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1 formation under Roberto Mancini, who loves players from the Serie A.
The deal will most likely depend on whether Fiorentina is willing to allow the player to leave in addition to what Vargas truly desires. Playing under an Italian manager for one of the best teams in Turkish soccer that should be in the UCL should convince him to join their ranks. If this does happen, the team will tremendously improve offensively as well as defensively.