After a flurry of transfer moves early in the window, it was always clear that there was going to be a time where Juventus would have to transfer out a player or two or three. This is obviously because books need to be balanced, and there aren’t enough minutes for everyone to get solid playing time. One of those names being floated around is Kwadwo Asamoah.
It appears as though if Juventus cannot find a place for him in next year’s squad, there will be at least one other place where he is wanted. Gianluca Di Marzio is reporting that Galatasaray are interested in the services of the Ghana international player. The number being tossed around is €8 million, but it seems as though Galatasaray are kicking the tires at this point and just gauging if there would be mutual interest. Juventus would like to keep hold of the player for the time being, but that could change, and they are likely to talk to Asamoah and decide on a solution.
As it stands at the moment, Juventus has four fullbacks. New signing Mattia Di Sciglio can play on both sides, but he will seemingly feature predominantly on the right unless another right sided fullback is brought in. As of right now, Asamoah is second on the depth chart at left back, and anywhere from 4th to 7th at central midfielder, depending on how you view him. By this logic, it would be foolish to get rid of Asamoah unless there is a replacement.
Juventus are seemingly pushing for Spinazzola despite Atalanta’s efforts to retain, and if he or another fullback is brought in, Asamoah or Lichtsteiner would likely be surplus goods. A move will likely occur depending on whether Juventus can secure the arrival of him or another player.
Galatasaray may also not be an ideal destination. The former champions of Turkey finished in 4th place in a relatively weak campaign for the club, meaning they won’t be seeing Champions League action for at least a year.
Asamoah has been a loyal servant to the club since his move from Udinese in 2012, and seeing him move would be tough. Nothing is a guarantee at this point, but we do know that there will be a spot for him to move should he accept it.