After apparently chasing one of Benitez’s midfielders for the best part of six months, according to this source, Juventus are now considering a surprising alternative.
Juventus are switching their sights on Liverpool’s midfield.
After ruling out a move for Xabi Alonso because of his lack of pace, Tuttosport says Juve coach Claudio Ranieri is now keen on Liverpool’s Brazilian youngster Lucas Leiva. (tribalfootball.com)
The 21-year-old midfielder made a decent enough start to his Anfield career and made an impact in the first team probably sooner than he has expected, but now finds himself back down the pecking order. The £8m-rated midfielder has potential, but I can’t for the life of me understand how Juventus could consider the Brazilian a more viable signing than Xabi. Do Liverpool fans think the club can afford to offload Lucas?