Brazilian wingback Carlos Augusto is a player in demand, having experienced a breakthrough season with Serie A newcomers Monza in 2022/23. The Brianza outfit exceeded expectations last campaign, marginally missing out on a top-half finish, as Augusto played a vital role in contributing to the 11th-placed finish.
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Reports indicate that Inter and Juventus are keen on onboarding the 24-year-old fullback, with the former in particular eager to boost the left flank, which currently has only Federico Dimarco as a starter following Gosens’ departure. Moreover, it is understood that Adriano Galliani and Beppe Marotta possess a cordial relationship to execute the deal.
The same stands between Monza and Juve. For the Bianconeri however, Cristiano Giuntoli is busy making moves elsewhere, but the prospect of signing Augusto has not been forgotten. First contacts have already been established by Juventus, as per Calciomercato.it.
The Telegraph from the UK reports of Augusto being second-in-demand for Premier League’s Nottingham Forest, with Ismail Jakobs of AS Monaco their premier target.
Monaco’s Ismail Jakobs is Forest’s main target for the left-back position, and Monza’s Carlos Augusto is also under consideration. Chelsea’s Ian Maatsen has been linked but is not a serious target at this stage. #NFFC
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Biancorossi coach Raffaele Palladino also understands if Augusto makes a big-money move.
“I hope that Carlos Augusto will stay, however I understand the dynamics of the market. If it serves him good to go to a big club, I think it’s right that he goes,” he said to Corriere dello Sport (via Calciomercato).
Augusto has just one more year remaining on his Monza contract, and a transfer right now would serve the club right, as they would avoid having to lose him for free at the end of the 2023/24 campaign.
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