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Luis Suarez is reportedly closing in on a move to Juventus this summer for a deal which could cost the Serie A champions just £4.4million. 

The Uruguayan forward is expected to be part of a mass exodus at Barcelona with Juve preparing to pounce on the 33-year-old striker's signature.

He would command a hefty salary though, with some reports claiming he is demanding £22m in severance pay for the Turin move.

Sportsmail looks at where Suarez would fit in at Juventus on the pitch and who he could replace in Andrea Pirlo's squad...

Luis Suarez could join Juventus this summer, so where would he fit in at the Serie A giants?

Luis Suarez could join Juventus this summer, so where would he fit in at the Serie A giants?

Where would he fit in?

Certain reports in believe that Pirlo could implement a 3-5-2 formation this season, meaning Suarez could be in for a different role compared to what he has been used to over the years. 

The Uruguayan forward has spent the majority of his top-level career playing in a front three, meaning he could form a mouth-watering two-man partnership with Cristiano Ronaldo in Turin.

A particular boost for Suarez is that he would be more likely to link-up with a wing-back at Juventus when receiving the ball from wide areas, as the 33-year-old has enjoyed a healthy relationship with attacking full-backs over his career.

Suarez could be used in a front two with Cristiano Ronaldo if Andrea Pirlo plays a 3-5-2 set-up

Suarez could be used in a front two with Cristiano Ronaldo if Andrea Pirlo plays a 3-5-2 set-up

Suarez (second right) has enjoyed healthy relationships with attacking full-backs in his career

Suarez (second right) has enjoyed healthy relationships with attacking full-backs in his career

Out of his 198 goals for Barcelona, 20 were set up by Jordi Alba and 16 were provided by Sergi Roberto. This is more than Steven Gerrard managed to provide for Suarez during his three-and-a-half years at Liverpool, while only Lionel Messi and Neymar set up more goals for Suarez at Barcelona.

However, other reports claim that the 33-year-old will be used in the same 4-3-3 set-up both the player and Juventus have been accustomed to in recent years. 

The tacitcal move would see Suarez adopt a fixed central role either side of Ronaldo and probably promising young winger Dejan Kulusevski.  

Suarez is also capable of playing in a front three, where he has been used at Barcelona

Suarez is also capable of playing in a front three, where he has been used at Barcelona

How would he cope with Ronaldo next to him?

Of course, Suarez would not be the main man at Juventus. That title belongs to Ronaldo - yet the Uruguayan has played the second fiddle role before in his career.

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