Transfer News

Stephan Lichtsteiner Out, Joao Cancelo In

July 27, 2017 - 11:11 pm

Growing reports in the Italian and Spanish media suggest that Stephan Lichtsteiner has agreed a deal with Ligue 1 side Nice.

The Swiss international was reduced to a bit-part role for much of last season and it’s reported that he could leave this summer.

Corriere dello Sport report Lichtsteiner is not part of Max Allegri’s plans as Mattia De Sciglio could become first-choice right-back for the 2017/18 season.

Lichtsteiner is expected to head to Nice on a two-year deal with option for a third year, although the deal may not be finalised until Juve secure a replacement.

Spanish press, Corriere dello Sport and Gazzetta report that the Valencia right-back Joao Cancelo is seen as Juve’s main target for right-back and a deal could be concluded soon, given the good relations between both sides.

The initial reports say Juve could off  Lemina along with €17m to offset Valencia’s €35m asking price for the 23-year-old who’s able to play in multiple roles down the right flank.

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    RequiemForTheUnderdog July 27, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    Yess!!! Get’er done! as long as we get our man Cancelo all is good in the universe, I would take Cancelo over Lichsteiner any day!

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      Richard Bologna July 28, 2017 at 3:14 am

      agree. please get this done!

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      Rajiv Bal July 28, 2017 at 3:16 am

      Yes cancelo is very talented! Feel a bit bad for lichsteiner tho.. he had been great for us! Wish they could keep him still.. :/
      Forza Juve!

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        RequiemForTheUnderdog July 28, 2017 at 7:23 am

        Same here, but after the unfortunate way the club treated him when Dani Alves came in, I think this is for the best, I don’t think he would play like before.

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    Olly023 July 28, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    I will greatly miss Steph if he should go, but it furthers my initial post-Cardiff thoughts of end of an era. Unlike my post-Cardiff thoughts, the future doesn’t appear as bleak as it once did, ironically, despite losing key players, etc. We’re seeing the groundwork laid.

    Hopefully Lichty goes down in history as the low-key legend of the club that he is. Unplayable on his best of days, would run through a brick wall.. And most importantly, appeared a man who would be willing to live and die by the proverbial sword for the betterment of Juventus. Hero.