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Report: Juventus continuing their push to bring back Leonardo Spinazzola

Juve’s reported interest is nothing new, but now there’s a new wrinkle to their quest to bring the young fullback back to Turin.

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There is nothing official being stated, but it certainly seems like Leonardo Spinazzola is coming back to Juventus. The only question is a simple one: “When?” It could be the easy route when his two-year loan spell at Atalanta after the upcoming Serie A season. Or, the more difficult possibility is trying to cut that loan deal in half and try to bring Spinazzola back a year early.

And Juventus aren’t done

At least that’s what is being reported on Thursday morning in Italy.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Juventus are still very much interested — and actively trying — to bring Spinazzola back to Turin this summer. And as the negotiations are ongoing, there is a new twist in the Gazzetta’s report on Thursday morning. It involves midfielder Tomas Rincon, who has been rumored to be one of the possible departures during this current summer transfer window.

GDS has connected the dots, really. Rincon might be leaving. Atalanta has a manager by the name of Gian Piero Gasperini. Rincon used to play for Gasperini at Genoa. Gasperini, for all intents and purposes, is responsible for Rincon becoming a regular in the Genoa starting lineup.

Sooooo ... Gasperini would obviously like Rincon on his team once again, right?

Well, it’s not like Atalanta has been adding tons of viable options to take over for the likes of Franck Kessie and Roberto Gagliardini, who have both departed the club in the 2017 calendar year to play their football in Milan.

Is Rincon enough to convince Atalanta to allow Spinazzola to cut his loan spell in Bergamo in half and head to Turin? Surely not because there’s bound to be a decent sum of cash attached to the deal. That just seems like an obvious point right now. (Which is no slight at Rincon, but it’s not like the rumors of what a potential sale might net Juventus is a nice chunk of change coming back in return.)