Mattia De Sciglio’s name has been linked with a move to Juventus well before Dani Alves terminated his contract and subsequently signed for a whole bunch of money in Paris. Well, well before all of that. It seems like De Sciglio’s name has been linked to Juventus ever since Max Allegri took over as manager.
That might soon be over.
Mainly because that rumored move to Juve is reportedly close to happening.
According to Gianluca Di Marzio and the rest of the crew at Sky Sport Italia, De Sciglio is getting closer and closer to making the long-talked about an actuality. Juventus and Milan have been quite busy doing business together lately, and this could very well be a second deal that they complete within a week-long period with one another.
More from Di Marzio’s report:
Juve are also very close to Milan's Mattia De Sciglio: there have been contacts today and the two parties are very close to reaching an agreement. This deal should also be sealed for an amount in the region of 12 million euros, although it is still unclear as to whether bonuses will be added.
We will see what the end price ends up being when this move is eventually announced, but I can’t help but think that the €12 million price tag is a lot better than the one that was hanging around €20 million so in the Italian press has mentioned in the last few weeks. If that’s related to the Leonardo Bonucci deal, then so be it. (Remember Domenico Criscito was transferred to Genoa right after Bonucci signed with Juventus? Yeah, they were two different deals but pretty much everybody figured they were connected to one another.)
But the De Sciglio deal will have at least one priority of this summer taken care of now that Alves is professing his love for PSG while making crazy money. It will make Chelsea fans think that Alex Sandro is heading to London, but nah. This signing is to give Juventus a young a potential high-reward solution at right back as Stephan LIchtsteiner heads into the final stages of his wonderful career. And if De Sciglio plays like the De Sciglio that Allegri helped burst onto the scene as a teenager, then that €12 million price tag — and whatever performance bonuses that may come along with it — will look like money well spent.