Juventus Gain Momentum in Chase of Ukrainian Talent

Juventus have been keeping an eye on Georgiy Sudakov and are growing confident they will sign him eventually. While the deal will come easier next summer, the Bianconeri need some inventiveness pronto, Corriere dello Sport relays.

The 21-year-old can play in a few roles but primarily stars as a no.10. Their usual scheme doesn’t have such a position. However, he has some experience as an offensive-minded box-to-box. The Old Lady is working to find one having lost Paul Pogba and Nicolò Fagioli to lengthy suspensions.

Juventus believe €15/20M could suffice to lure Sudakov despite the competition. He has scored three times and assisted once in 14 appearances this season. He hit the net against Barcelona in the Champions League.

The playmaker burst onto the scenes in the past campaign. He has found the target on 13 occasions and set up 13 teammates in 81 total appearances with Shakhtar Donetsk.

Our Take on Juventus and Sudakov

Their pursuit could indeed have legs if they considered him a midfielder and not an attacker. They do have a hole to fill there and could spend a little to plug it. But that seems like a stretch because of his characteristics and physique. Lazar Samardzic figures to be a more viable target if they went in that direction in January. Convincing the Ukrainian side to sell is easier said than done after they were raided in previous windows.

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