As we've already seen, there's a lot of movement going on in the attacker/striker/forward portion of Juventus' roster. Players are arriving thanks to big-money deals that have been praised by many. Others are on their way out of Turin and relocating themselves before next season begins — which is to be anticipated when you have new signings arriving.
One of the most interesting cases of those whose immediate future is still relatively uncertain is that of young French striker and resident speed demon Kingsley Coman. Will he stay and be the low man on the totem pole again? Or will Coman head out on loan to gain valuable playing time and experience in Italy's top flight? There are options out there when it comes to potential landing spots for a loan spell, according to Friday's edition of Tuttosport.
.@tuttosport saying 3 options for a Coman loan: Sassuolo, Genoa, Palermo. Yeah yeah, TS and all that. Assume he goes, which would be best?— Luca Cetta (@l_cetta) June 19, 2015
Now, before you scream "GODDAMMIT, IT'S TUTTOSPORT YOU FOOL!" just hear me out. Let's just look at the possible landing spots for young Kingsley.
- Palermo: Possible Paulo Dybala replacement? Maybe.
- Sassuolo: Out of the three choices, this is the one that seems to be the most likely. Coman is a possible piece to the puzzle in Juventus' much-rumored move to bring Simone Zaza to Turin. If Zaza comes to Juventus and Domenico Berardi stays where he is (despite Juventus probably buying his contract outright), then I'll sure as hell watch more Sassuolo games next season. That's one hell of an intriguing tandem to have playing out wide, that's for sure.
- Genoa: Consider this the wild card of the bunch. We saw how much Stefano Sturaro grew over his half-season on loan at Genoa after Juventus bought him last summer. And Coman, who might be one of the quickest players in Serie A, could be quite the threat in Gian Piero Gasperini's 3-4-3 formation. Just ask Iago Falque about that if you want a recent example of a young striker/winger with potential breaking out under Gasperini's watch.
I think we can all agree here that Coman, who appeared in 16 games in all competitions this past season, would benefit greatly if he were to get some regular playing time. As a newly-turned 19-year-old, Coman is still a relatively raw talent who needs to develop those skills on a regular basis. We saw flashes of that talent last season. And he certainly has the kind of blinding speed you simply can't teach anybody.