Juventus Zero In on Leicester City Fullback Castagne

Timothy Castagne has emerged as a strong option to fill the opening on the right flank at Juventus. The wingback has reportedly okayed the move. The Bianconeri are working to lower the request by Leicester City.

Per Sky, the Foxes demanded €15M in the early talks. The Old Lady will try to get a discount considering the counterparty’s relegation. They would prefer an initial loan with an obligation to buy in a year to dilute the payment. However, if the fee was lower, they could sign him outright.

Castagne would make his Serie A return if Juventus finalized the deal. He has collected nearly 100 appearances in the Italian league in three seasons at Atalanta, scoring 8 goals and providing 10 assists. He transferred to England for €21M in 2022. The 27-year-old has played consistently and starred in 112 matches with Leicester City, hitting the net 5 times and dishing 8 helpers. He has 22 caps with Belgium.

The Bianconeri could expedite some additions in the next few days. They completed the sale of Dejan Kulusevski to Tottenham over the weekend. The Spurs ultimately paid €30M for his permanent acquisition, €5M less than their previous option to buy.

Our Take on Castagne and Juventus

He would be a solid contributor given his experience, versatility, and good enough offensive prowess. On the other hand, the Old Lady can probably find somebody of a similar caliber or younger for the same amount of money. Unless they get a truly advantageous formula, his anointment as Juan Cuadrado’s heir might be premature.

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