Juventus Midfielder on High Demand: Three Clubs Interested

Rolando Mandragora has been one of the most exciting players in Udinese in last two seasons. Unfortunately, a cruciate ligament rupture ruled him out for the larger part of 2020. Although the 23-year-old has recently made his return to the pitch, his manager Luca Gotti seems to be favoring other players – the likes of Wallace and Tolgay Arslan.

As we reported in the last 48 hours, Torino are interested in signing the young midfielder who is owned by Juventus.

Whilst negotiations between the two Turin rivals are ongoing, it seems that other Serie A clubs have took note of the availability of the former Genoa player.

According to Sky Sport via TuttoJuve, Fiorentina and Cagliari have entered the race to sign the Bianconeri player.

The report believes that Torino are still well ahead in the race to complete the signing of Mandragora, however, the Tuscanians and the Sardinians remain on alert, hoping that the negotiations between Juve, Torino and Udinese would stall for one reason or another.

As we’ve seen in other similar deals, the negotiations could be a little too complicated when three clubs are involved – as is the case with Gianluca Scamacca who’s currently stuck between Genoa, Sassuolo and Juventus.

Therefore, even if the negotiations for Mandragora seem to be heading in the right path, a late breakdown can never be ruled out, especially if Udinese are hoping to get something in return for letting the player leave before the expiration of his loan deal.

However, even if Torino fail to seal the deal, then the likes of Fiorentina and Cagliari won’t have an easier time, especially with only few days remaining before the closure of the January transfer market.

Juventus had previously sold the midfielder to Udinese in the summer of 2018, before exercising their buy-back option last summer. However, Mandragora remained in Udine on a loan deal that was supposed to expire by the end of the current campaign.