Juventus Ponder Offloading Promising Defender for Cagliari Starlet

The summer transfer window has only a couple of weeks left and Juventus are said to have accelerated negotiations on several fronts.

The Bianconeri’s main targets remain the onboarding of Euro 2020 breakout star Manuel Locatelli from Sassuolo, the contract renewal of star Argentine Paulo Dybala, and to determine the futures of Miralem Pjanic and Aaron Ramsey respectively.

In the midst of this, the Old Lady are pondering a move for promising full back Gabriele Zappa, who is favoured to take the place of Nahitan Nandez if the Uruguayan does move away from Sardinia – according to Il Bianconero.

Italy U21 and Inter youth product Zappa impressed last season for Cagliari as he garnered 25 appearances across all competitions.

On the other hand, Juventus’ 19-year-old defensive prodigy Radu Dragusin, who is the most recent entry into the Bianconeri first team from the youth academy, might find his way to Cagliari. A temporary season-long loan deal is on the books, with playing time and first team experience expectedly scarce in the upcoming 2021/22 season for the centre-back.