Juventus are set to face competition from Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma who have also set their sights on a Bundesliga defender.
After a decade-long of domestic dominance in Italy, Juventus’ Scudetto run was brought to an end by Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan last season. The Bianconeri are no longer the only superior side in Serie A and the league’s competition has only intensified recently with the rise of AC Milan, Inter, Napoli and now AS Roma following the appointment of Jose Mourinho.
It’s an open race next season for the Scudetto and Juve have brought back their mastermind Massimiliano Allegri to guide the Old Lady of Turin back to winning ways. The re-appointment of Allegri has put Juventus in the driving seat as possible favourites to win the Serie A next season but the Italian manager still requires additional support in the transfer market to achieve the objective.
The left-back position is a serious cause for concern. Alex Sandro has struggled with injuries and has been a mere shadow of his past form. The Brazilian is no longer as effective as he once was when Juventus were a dominant force in Italy and Europe. With that being said, Calcio Mercato reports that Juve have set their sights on Borrusia Monchengladbach’s Ramy Bensebaini.
The 26-year-old is on contract with the German club until 2023, however, they are open to the idea of selling Bensebaini this summer for 20-million-euros or more after incurring drastic financial losses during the pandemic. Last season, the left-back scored seven goals in all competitions for Monchengladbach and has been rated as one of the best attacking left-backs in Europe.
Juventus desperately require an attacking threat from their left-wing and they need to look no further than Ramy Bensebaini who is valued at an affordable rate.
He’s the perfect left-back that Allegri is looking for. According to FBref, Benesbaini averages one shot on target per game and makes at least three progressive passes per 90 minutes. These are clear indicators that the Bundesliga ace involves himself during attacking transitions and participates effectively during build-up play.
His defensive contributions are also very impressive, as he averages three interceptions per game and wins 94% of his aerial battles. All in all, the Algerian international is a complete full-back that Juve require.
However, Juventus are not the only interested suitors in the race to sign the 26-year-old. Jose Mourinho’s AS Roma have shown serious interest after losing out Leonardo Spinazzola to a long-term injury. La Lupa have kept close tabs on Ramy Bensebaini and only time will tell where he will be playing next season.