Juventus are plotting a move for Atalanta wing-back Robin Gosens this summer as Maurizio Sarri attempts to bolster his options ahead of next season.
Gosens will be on full view for the Bianconeri at the weekend as a red-hot Atalanta travel to Turin to take on Sarri’s table-toppers at the Allianz Stadium.
Corriere di Torino (via Football Italia) understand that Juve will be keeping a close eye on the German during the contest, with La Dea having the chance to cut the Bianconeri’s lead at the top of Serie A to six points with a victory on Saturday night.
The Old Lady are said to be huge admirers of Gosens, but they could face competition from Inter for the 26-year-old’s signature this summer.
The German, who’s starred in an aggressive wing-back role under Gian Piero Gasperini this term, seems like an ideal fit for Antonio Conte’s system. He’s scored nine times in Serie A this season – adding a further six assists – and his profile resembles that of Marcos Alonso’s – a player who Conte got the very best out of during his stint as Chelsea boss.
Nevertheless, Juve are keen to bring in at least one full-back this summer, with Mattia De Sciglio’s future uncertain and Juan Cuadrado the wrong side of 30.
And although Luca Pellegrini has the capacity to provide healthy competition for current favoured left-back Alex Sandro when he returns from his Cagliari loan, Gosens has the potential to evolve into the Bianconeri’s long-term option at that position if he’s able to excel as part of a back four.
It’s also understood the Italian giants will have no issues meeting La Dea’s tame €20m valuation of the German.
A potential stumbling block, however, is the desire of the player. The project in Bergamo is an incredibly exciting one and after Gosens signed a new deal with the club back in January, he suggested the only club he’d leave Atalanta for was his boyhood club Schalke.