Juventus are chasing after Valencia’s youngster Jesus Vazquez and will look to sign him in the summer, Cadena Ser and Gazzetta dello Sport reported. The left-back, who turned 18 in January, is playing at the filial Mestalla this year, where he has accumulated 13 appearances in Segunda Division B, and debuted with the first team in the Copa del Rey match against Terrassa in mid-December.
Vazquez drew the attention of the scouts of the Old Lady with his performances in youth league. The two sides faced each other in the Autumn of 2018 and Vazquez was already a staple despite being younger than the norm.
The defender reportedly likes the destination but will wait till the summer to make a decision, as he is under contract until 2022. It is possible that Valencia, which are going through some financial tribulations, will be forced to sale some of their best players, including the captain and starting left-back José Gayà. If that was the case, Vazquez could have the chance to be a regular at the club that raised him, which would made him reconsider leaving.
Juventus are also interested in a more accomplished Valencia player, 20-year-old attacking midfielder Kang-in Lee, who is likely to bolt this summer as his deal is up in 2022 and he has turned down an extension. However, the competition, in particular coming from Newcastle, is fierce and ready to spend big, Calciomercato.com informed. The South Korean international has tallied 2 goals and 4 assists in 37 appearances with the Murcielagos.