Juventus Eyeing Experienced Porto Defender to Plug Hole

Juventus lost some men on the left wing and are considering going after Wendell, whose price tag is affordable due to his age and contractual situation. There’s only one year left on his deal with Porto, whose squad might undergo profound changes following the departure of coach Sergio Conceiçao.

Per Corriere dello Sport, the Brazilian veteran has a €7M price tag. He joined from Bayer Leverkusen in a €4.3M move back in 2021. He has posted 7 goals and 9 assists since. Instead, he recorded 250 appearances with Die Aspirin. He has 3 caps with Brazil.

Juventus are contemplating Wendell to replace Alex Sandro, who’s leaving at the end of his expiring contract. The soon-to-be former Bianconeri defender might go back to his previous club, Tuttomercatoweb informs. He’s also drawing interest from his home country. Moreover, Mattia De Sciglio is very expendable.

Thiago Motta is poised to utilize Andrea Cambiaso, whom he groomed at Bologna, as the starting left-back. However, the Old Lady doesn’t have any other specialist in such a role as a result of a schematic switch.

Our Take on Juventus and Wendell

It’s one of their least pressing needs, but they’ll eventually have to find somebody to deputize Cambiaso, who might move across the formation. It could be a seasoned player since they have an up-and-comer there. Samuel Iling-Junior could have been an option, but he’ll move to Aston Villa. If they don’t find a buyer, they might work on turning Filip Kostic into a fullback, which might not be too challenging.

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