Juventus Take a Closer Look at Brazilian Left-Back

Juventus have added another name to their target list to reinforce the wings in the summer, as their scouts were in London for the clash between Brazil and England to watch Wendell in particular. He just made his Seleçao return after years, recording his first two caps.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Fantacalcio), the lefty could be a cost-effective purchase. He’s 30, and his contract with Porto runs out in 2025. His team paid €4.3M to acquire him from Bayer Leverkusen three years ago.

Juventus are seeking versatile players, and Wendell would fit the mold as he can also feature as a center-back in a three-man line. In that sense, he’s similar to Alex Sandro, who will leave at the end of his expiring contract.

The veteran has accumulated 35 Champions League appearances with Die Aspirin in previous seasons. He collected 250 games with the Bundesliga outfit before transferring to Portugal. He has played 97 times with his present team, scoring 7 goals and providing 9 assists.

The Bianconeri are also eyeing Atletico Madrid’s Reinildo Mandava and Stuttgart’s Maximiliano Mittelstadt for the same position, the publication informs.

Our Take on Juventus and Wendell

They’ll need another man there, or perhaps two if they prefer using Andrea Cambiaso on the right. It looks like they are going to create a mix of youth and experience, and he’s been a reliable contributor for years. As always, everything will come down to price tags, availability, and wages.

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