‘There’s no doubt in my mind’ that the Europa League winner would be an excellent player for Juventus
With his new club Juventus looking to make a major step up their Champions League campaign, Antonio Conte has identified the Brazilian as a player he would like to see.
Conte has spoken with Juve director of football Giampaolo Gasperini over the last few weeks, and while Gasperino has stated that Conte does not see him as the kind of player he wants to bring in, the Italian is now ready to move on from his past indiscretions.
Speaking to Corriere dello Sport, Conte revealed that the 23-year-old would be the perfect signing for Juventus, despite the fact that he is currently out on international duty with Portugal.
Juventus will face Borussia Dortmund in the Europa Leagues second leg on Tuesday night, and the Bianconeri are expected to be without Paulo Dybala and Andrea Pirlo for a large part of the match.
The Italian has been in intensive contact with his new team-mates and is determined to add the Brazilian to the mix as soon as possible.
Juve will face the Bundesliga side in the last leg of their European campaign, but Conte is confident that the Brazilian will not only be a key player for the team, but also be able to make an impact on the pitch.
“There’s only one Brazilian, he is a player that can play for the best team in the world,” Conte said.
“I think that he’s very good, a really good player, I know that he can do a lot, I think that the coach and the technical staff are very proud of him.”
He is an ideal player, we have a lot of Brazilians, he has a great attitude, he’s an ideal striker and an ideal defender.
“But he will not play every game.
He’s always a good player when he plays, he will only be at the end of the season.”
It’s no secret that Contes desire to add to the Brazilian squad comes down to the fact he wants a Brazilian player in the first team, as his former Inter teammate Claudio Marchisio has indicated that he would be a good signing for the Biancoceleste.
It’s the same situation with Dybalas return to action, with the former Juventus man admitting that he has “no doubt” that the 20-year old would be able of a breakthrough into Juve’s starting XI.
“It’s a big game for Dybals future, and he has shown that he could be a very good player for Juve,” Concedo said.
Dybals situation is not as complicated as it seems, and I think he would make a good team-mate.”