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Report: Tomas Rincón drawing interest from three teams

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The Venezuelan midfielder’s time at Juventus may be short-lived.

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Bringing in a new face or two to Juventus’ midfield was always likely to happen this summer, whether it be Blaise Matuidi (as recently reported), Nemanja Matic, Emre Can, or someone else. The goal here is to upgrade quality, rather than quantity as Juventus seem to have many options to choose from behind Miralem Pjanic, Sami Khedira, and Claudio Marchisio. That leaves Stefano Sturaro, Mario Lemina, and Tomas Rincon all vying for what will likely be very limited minutes. With the arrival of Rodrigo Bentancur and likely one more, that would leave an odd-man out. That odd-man out could very well be Tomas Rincon.

Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Juventus have recently concluded a meeting with Rincon’s agent to discuss the offers from Fiorentina, Torino, and Atalanta. The idea is that Juventus would find out whether to turn these interests into more concrete negotiations. It remains seen whether these teams would like Rincon on loan, or permanently, and which one of them Juventus would be willing to give him up for.

Rincon joined Juventus in January from Genoa in an attempt to add some muscle to the midfield. He found himself unlucky, however, when Allegri changed up the formation and removed a midfielder. Sadly Funnily enough, he joined Juventus the same way Sturaro did - from Genoa in January to add some muscle to the midfield - and ended up pretty much at the same level of the depth chart. While Sturaro is still young and could possibly figure a few things out, Rincon is 29 and doesn’t have that kind of time. At this point, he is what he is, and that probably isn’t Juventus level.

He logged 579 minutes last year for Juventus across all competitions. I doubt there are many that would make the argument that he should be an integral part of our midfield next season, but there will likely (as usual) be split opinion on who out of Stefano Sturaro, Mario Lemina, and Tomas Rincon should go. It’s uncertain at this point what type of transfer fee Rincon could command.