One of the Juventus scouts was recently spotted in Sevilla to attend the game versus Valencia, and his main focus was goalkeeper Giorgi Mamardashvili. He was unheralded when he first joined, but he progressively climbed the pecking order to become the starter. Gennaro Gattuso anointed him last summer. He’s beginning to draw the attention of the top clubs, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.
The 22-year-old was originally signed to play for the second team in 2021, but he quickly earned a promotion to the first one. He made some appearances because of injuries to his teammates before eventually earning the job permanently. He has featured in 33 matches, allowing 31 goals and keeping 11 clean sheets in La Liga.
Valencia will profit massively from his future sale, either to Juventus or other sides, considering they paid just €1M to acquire him. He has already extended his contract twice since joining, raising his release clause to €100M.
The Bianconeri are doing their work early, as Wojciech Szczesny will turn 33 in April. His deal expires in 2024. An extension isn’t certain because his salary is conspicuous. They might opt for a progressive changing of the guard, bringing in a youngster as a backup initially. They considered such strategy with Atalanta prodigy Marco Carnesecchi, who eventually went back to Cremonese on loan. In any case, they can’t purchase the Georgian goalie in January because they have filled the extra-EU quota for this season.
Our Take on Juventus Eyeing Mamardashvili
Nothing wrong with some due diligence. The Pole has indeed been a little uneven and injury-prone in the last two seasons. The Old Lady might not keep him until he’s in his late 30s. The two youngsters would be intriguing heirs.
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