This summer, Juventus fans are expecting the management to bolster their aging fullback/wingback department. With Juan Cuadrado and Alex Sandro running on expiring contracts, a change of guard has become inevitable.
In the previous months, circulating reports have been linking the Bianconeri with a plethora of names, and a new profile has now emerged on the scene.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport via ilBianconero, Juventus are keeping tabs on Monza left-back Carlos Augusto who is enjoying a stellar first season in Serie A.
The Corinthians youth product joined Silvio Berlusconi’s side in 2020, helping the club secure promotion to the top flight.
As Juventus have already witnessed first-hand, the Biancorossi have been a true revelation this season, with their Brazilian wingback being one of their best performers.
With his explosive runs from the left flank, the 24-year-old has already contributed with four goals and three assists this term, including one against the Old Lady at the Allianz Stadium.
Nonetheless, the source warns the Bianconeri from stern competition, with Atalanta being keen admirers of Augusto. Even Inter could reportedly enter the race.
However, Juventus might try to get the upper hand by utilizing their loanee cards. While Nicolò Rovella should eventually carve himself a role at Juventus next season, Filippo Ranocchia’s future remains uncertain.
As for Augusto, his contract at Monza runs until 2024. While he is a native of Brazil, he also possesses an Italian passport.