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Juventus shortlist Barcelona stalwart for a move in the summer

Juventus shortlist Barcelona stalwart for a move in the summer

With Barcelona looking to bring in reinforcements in the summer transfer window, it looks like Juventus has decided to poach a star from the Camp Nou.

The Serie A giants are four points ahead of second-placed Napoli and with the race heating up as the club get down to the final seven games of the season, Juventus are already looking forward. Known for their ability to bring in the best for a meager amount, the club has targeted another star that they could potentially pay less than market price for.

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That’s why the Turin giants have targeted Barcelona star Lucas Digne, who has impressed this season playing in the only unbeaten side left in Europe’s top five leagues. While the Frenchman has been used occasionally by manager Ernesto Valverde, the 24-year-old has still managed to impress but has only made 18 appearances this season.

While Juventus do have Alex Sandro patrolling that particular position as of right now, the Brazilian has been linked with a move away from the Serie A. His performances off-late and even last season has impressed the world and now Sandro has the likes of Chelsea, Manchester United, Manchester City and even Bayern Munich after his signature. Thus Massimiliano Allegri’s side does need a replacement and it looks like fringe star Lucas Digne is it.

According to reports from Mundo Deportivo, the Serie A giants will make a move for the 24-year-old during the summer window. While Juventus could target other options, like Luke Shaw, David Alaba, and many others, the report further adds that Digne’s one-year loan spell with AS Roma impressed Allegri. It also impressed Barcelona, as the Frenchman sealed a move to Barcelona in July of 2016 ending a three-year spell at PSG.

Author’s take:

Juventus do need an Alex Sandro replacement, but with the likes of David Alaba, Luke Shaw, Danny Rose, Marcos Alonso, Faouzi Ghoulam and many others available, Lucas Digne is obviously their safety choice. However, the Frenchman is talented and young, which makes him a good bet but injuries have halted his career at Barcelona so far, maybe he can re-ignite it in the Serie A?


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