Juventus Step Up Their Efforts to Sign Reynolds from FC Dallas

Juventus have jumped ahead of Roma in the race to sign Bryan Reynolds from FC Dallas, as MLS sources reported that the Bianconeri have made a higher offer over the weekend. The rumours were confirmed by Goal.com’s insider Romeo Agresti, who informed that the 19-year-old fullback okayed the move after a meeting with his agents.

Juventus would pay around €7/8M to acquire Reynolds, who however would initially be signed by another Italian club because the Bianconeri have already filled their two spots to add extra-EU players this season. Cagliari was mentioned in previous reports as Reynolds’s first destination in the Peninsula and the 19-year-old defender would then transfer to Turin in the summer. It is a type of operation that, for instance, Sassuolo carried out with Merih Demiral and Antonio Sanabria, in cooperation with Roma, in recent years.

The articles add that, while Juventus are now in the lead, some economic aspects still need to be ironed out and that Club Brugge are still squarely in the running to purchase Reynolds as well.

Our view

It looks like Reynolds is the protagonist of the first January bidding war. Since Danilo has basically turned into a centre-back, Juventus have no alternatives to Juan Cuadrado at right-back, and the Colombian international is not even a pure one, so it makes sense for them to invest in that position.