Juventus to Take Another Close Look at Ukrainian Talent

Juventus will scout Georgiy Sudakov in person again in the second matchday of the Champions League group stage. Shakhtar Donetsk will face Royal Antwerp away on Wednesday. Some of their emissaries will be on the stands, Calciomercato relays.

The pacey winger is off to a good start, having scored two goals in five domestic appearances so far. He could easily become the next big sale of the prolific Ukrainian side.

Juventus are keeping tabs on Sudakov more for next summer than for the winter considering his price tag. If he keeps it up, it’ll take at least €25/30M to lure him. Faring well on the continental stage would further boost his valuation. He’s searching for his maiden Champions League goal.

Director Cristiano Giuntoli had already jotted down his name while he was at Napoli. He recently disclosed their strategy to La Repubblica.

“We’ll take stock at Christmas. We want to evaluate our own players first. Then, if there are some opportunities, we’ll seize them.”

Rather than bolstering their frontline, the Bianconeri will probably have to address their midfield. Pierre-Emilie Hojbjerg, Khephren Thuram, and Lazar Samardzic top their shortlist.

Our Take on Juventus and Sudakov

The Old Lady hasn’t taken many swings on players who weren’t totally sure things in recent years, while Napoli thrived on those. Next summer will be telling about whether Giuntoli has brought over his methods.

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