Juventus Surpass Milan and Roma for Vicenza Talent

Milan were closing in on young striker Tommaso Mancini a few weeks ago, Roma made an attempt too, but the player has decided to join Juventus. The Bianconeri will now negotiate the deal with Vicenza.

As per Calciomercato, the Rossoneri had reached agreement with the Serie C outfit on a €2M fee plus €500k add-ons. However, they had trouble on personal terms. They considered the requests of his father and agent too high. The Giallorossi and Borussia Dortmund are also keeping tabs on the starlet. But the Old Lady has gained a large advantage.

Juventus have scheduled a meeting with Vicenza to try coming to terms and keep especially Roma at bay, while Milan are unlikely to reignite their interest. According to the local site Biancorossi.net, the forward has the liberty of choosing his next destination. He’s attracted by the possibility of featuring with the U-23 squad, on top of the Primavera one. The Turin outfit offered less than the other suitors, though.

Still, Vicenza have a vested interest in finalizing the negotiation. The contract of the prodigy expires in 2023. An extension is highly unlikely. They don’t want to risk losing him for nothing. Therefore, an agreement is likely, even though it’s not in its final stages yet. The 18-year-old has appeared in 13 Serie B matches.

Our Take on Juventus Leading the Mancini Race of Milan and Roma

The second-team project started off without much fanfare, but it’s starting to pay dividends for the Bianconeri. The fact that the idea hasn’t been embraced by other outfits, and by the Italian football system in general and especially Serie B, is a missed opportunity.

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