The Italian giants are in search of a right-back and Matteo Darmian has emerged as a possible option for Max Allegri.
Despite leading the league table by 2 points and reaching the quarter-final of the Champions League, Juventus are not as sturdy as the last season. Max Allegri is looking to strengthen his squad in the summer and the manager has prioritized the right-back position.
Darmian over Bellerin?
According to the rumors heard by Goal, the Turin club is confident of signing Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian in the summer. Juventus were earlier linked to Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin but the club has now dropped the interest in the Spaniard. Max Allegri has failed to find a player at the right-back since the departure of Dani Alves.
The Italian tactician has used veteran Stephan Lichtsteiner but he is eager for a younger and long-term replacement. Matteo Darmian has been at the Old Trafford since 2015, but the player has failed to get into the first-team. The Italian has spent most of his time behind United’s regular RB, Antonio Valencia and has made just 13 appearances this season. The 28-year old is already in search of a regular football and it can take him back to Italy. Darmian has played for Juve’s city rivals Torino before moving to England.
Hector Bellerin is also still in the race for Juve’s defensive reinforcements. The defender has been an integral part of Arsenal side for the past few years. But the Spaniard’s future is currently hanging in balance with the rumors about the player’s unhappiness at the Emirates Stadium. Bellerin has also been linked with Real Madrid after being on Barcelona’s wishlist in the last summer.
Matteo Darmian was a great signing for United back in 2015. Now after 3 years, the lack of game-time will put a lot of questions on how he will perform at Juventus. But still Juventus is known for their Italian defenders and Allegri knows how to get the best out of them.
If you ask me, Hector Bellerin will be a better signing than Darmian right now. What are your thoughts, let us know in the comment section.