Juventus Considering In-House Option for Fullback Roles

Juventus have been linked to multiple names to shore up their defensive flanks, especially the left one, but the most readymade one is already on their payroll, as Andrea Cambiaso has been showing well at Bologna. If the injury situation worsened, the Bianconeri could bring him back early in January, TuttoSport informs.

The fullback has started every match so far. He dished his first two assists of the season versus Napoli. While he’s left-footed, he can feature on the right wing with no issues.

Juventus acquired Cambiaso from Genoa for €8.5M plus €3M add-ons last summer and quickly loaned him to the Felsinei. The Bianconeri are preparing for the departures of Alex Sandro and Juan Cuadrado, who are on rich expiring deals that are unlikely to be picked up.

The Old Lady reportedly has Villarreal’s Alvaro Pedraza, Borussia Moenchengladbach’s Remy Bensebaini, Benfica’s Alejandro Grimaldo, and Borussia Dortmund’s Raphael Guerreiro in their crosshairs. The last three will be out of contract at the end of the season. As per La Gazzetta dello Sport, they are also among the many teams eyeing Empoli standout Fabiano Parisi.

Our Take on Juventus and Cambiaso

Massimiliano Allegri refused to go into the season with five fullbacks by shipping Luca Pellegrini to Eintracht Frankfurt late. They are unlikely to revisit the situation in January unless they permanently move Danilo to center-back. They are getting more comfortable using Filip Kostic as a wingback, and their scheme is ever-changing. The youngster would benefit more from staying in Emilia. The coaching change is aiding him, as the switch to a four-man back-line will help him grow defensively, which is the weakest area of his game.

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