Juventus Transfer News: Massimiliano Allegri continues to be backed in the transfer market. This time the Juve hierarchy are giving him a new left-back. According to Sky Sport Deutschland via Juventus News 24, Juventus will sign Filip Krostic.
Even Fabrizo Romano has confirmed the transfer. He has given the transfer a Here We Go! A fee of €16 million has been agreed upon between the clubs. There will be add-ons in the deal as well. The Italians wanted the player on a priority.
The Serbian international plays a left-back for Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga. He was also a part of the squad that won the Europa League last season. However, he is not travelling with the Frankfurt squad for the Super Cup game against Real Madrid.
He will be the fourth summer signing for the Old Lady. So far they have signed Paul Pogba, Angel Di Maria and Gleison Bremer. While Matthias De Lgit left the club to sign for Bayern Munich.
Juventus Transfer News: Why does Juve need another left-back?
Last season did not go as per plan for Allegri. Many were expecting the Italians to turn things around. However, the former AC Milan only managed a fourth-placed finish.
Thus indicating that a lot of work had to be done in the transfer market. The left-back has been an area of concern for some time now. Alex Sandro is no longer the powerhouse that he once used to be.
The Brazilian has been plugged with inquiries and his form has deteriorated. While Luca Pellegrini hasn’t really been very convincing. Mattia De Sciglio has played in that position but that is not his best position.
Thus in order to once again become a title-challenging team, Juve need a quality left back. The Serbian has shown how good he can and Juventus fans will be hoping to see his best form.
What does Filip Krostic bring to the table?
From a statical point of view, Juve are getting Krostic for a bargain. Last season he managed to get 15 assists in all competitions for the Germans. It is not every day that a defender gets so many assists.
However, the issue is of Krostic’s positioning. At Frankfurt, he played as a left-wing back. This implies that he had more freedom to operate higher up the pitch. The Europa League winners played in a 3-4-3.
Currently, it hardly looks like Allegri will play a 3-4-3. He is likely to play a 4-3-3 with a back four. Thus it will be difficult for the Serbian to transition into his new role.
This is because he will have to put in more of a defensive shift than before. Also on the right wing, Juan Cuadrado will play who is very attacking in nature.