Juventus Scrambling to Add Depth to the Right Flank

Juventus formalized the departure of Weston McKennie late on Monday, but that’s unlikely to lead to a pricey addition. The USMNT ace joined Leeds United on a €1.25M season-long loan with a €34.5M option to buy and €5M add-ons. The formula doesn’t give them much ammo for an immediate acquisition.

The midfielder has been filling on the right flank due to Juan Cuadrado’s injury woes as of late. Only a pair of options are viable to address the need on deadline day. Per Gianluca Di Marzio, the Old Lady is trying to bring back Andrea Cambiaso from his loan at Bologna. The Felsinei need to find a replacement to let him go, and they are after Georgios Kyriakopolous. Conversely, Sassuolo are nearing an agreement with Atalanta for Nadir Zortea, Tuttomercatoweb informs.

The alternative is Rick Karsdorp, but only should Roma greenlight his departure on a simple loan, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs. Juventus will wait until the summer to sign a prospect for the role. Cuadrado will most likely depart at the end of his expiring contract. Ivan Fresneda might stay put despite drawing the attention of a few big clubs. The Old Lady will continue to chase after him. Emil Holm and Joakim Maehle remain on their radar as well.

Our Take on the Right-Wing Problem at Juventus

They could have stood pat if Cuadrado was healthy, as he was a work-horse and decent enough in the first half of the season. But his physical problems threw a wrench in their plans, and they should get somebody to be safe. Even a raw player like Cambiaso or a so-so one like Karsdorp would help.

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