Torino Interested in Signing Juventus Loanee

Torino are looking to acquire Rolando Mandragora and, after meeting his agents yesterday, are set to talk with Udinese and Juventus later today to try to pull off the deal, transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio reported.

The 23-year-old midfielder has spent the last two years in Friuli as he was acquired by the Zebrette for €20M in 2018, but Juventus had maintained a buy-back option. It was not fully activated as the fee would have been higher, but they still purchased him back in October for €10M plus €6M add-ons, leaving him on loan for another season and giving Udinese the faculty to further extend the temporary spell.

According to the report, the Old Lady would okay the transfer if the Granata agreed to sign him on a 18-month loan with an option, or preferably an obligation, to buy at the end of the it. The parties involved will look to reach agreement on the formula in the upcoming summits. Mandragora would reunite with coach Davide Nicola as the two established a strong bond during their time together at Udinese and Crotone.

Torino have been searching for a midfielder for some time but are having troubles convincing Genoa and Parma to sell them Lukas Lerager and Jasmin Kurtic respectively. Benfica’s Gedson Fernandes, who is not playing much at Tottenham, is also rumoured to be an option.

In other Juventus-related news, the club has completed a swap with Olympique Marseille, trading 18-year-old midfielder Franco Tongya for 20-year-old winger Marley Aké, who has already made 18 short appearances in Ligue 1 and is having the medicals today, Gazzetta dello Sport informs.