Juventus to Scout Barcelona-Linked Target First-Hand

Juventus will have the opportunity to watch Alejandro Grimaldo closely when they face Benfica Wednesday. The left-back has entered the final year of his contract. The Bianconeri and Inter are among the clubs keeping tabs on him ahead of a potential Bosman move, TuttoSport informs.

Manuel Rui Costa, the president of the Portuguese club, recently addressed the future of the coveted defender and the talks to extend his expiring deal.

“It’s an ongoing process that we will analyze, but this is not the right time yet. It would be an issue if he were playing poorly. That’s the risk with somebody in this situation, but that’s not the case here.”

According to the publication, O Glorioso is going to cut costs after accumulating €35M debts last season. It will be tough to meet the requests of the 26-year-old, who already makes €4M annually. On top of Juventus and Inter, Grimaldo will predictably draw the attention of a plethora of clubs, including deep-pocketed Premier League giants.

Barcelona would be top of the list if they lodged an offer, which they didn’t do last summer. They signed Marcos Alonso on deadline day instead. The Blaugrana product admitted that he would like to return.

“My chapter with them isn’t over. Ever since I left, I have always been convinced that it wasn’t farewell but just goodbye.”

Our Take on Juventus and Inter Eyeing Grimaldo

The Bianconeri will finally sign a new left-back in 2023 with Alex Sandro in the same contractual situation. The Spaniard would be a terrific signing on a free, but they have to start doing their homework early. Instead, the Nerazzurri need to see whether Robin Gosens can finally get it going first.

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