With the initial success that Juventus’ signing of Weston McKennie has brought, it looks as though the reigning Italian champions may be looking to Texas once again in hopes of acquiring an up-and-coming American player.
According to reports out of Italy — including one from Goal Italia’s Romeo Agresti and Sky Italia — Juventus have emerged as the leading candidates to secure the services of 19-year-old FC Dallas right back Bryan Reynolds. It would the kind of deal that would see the FC Dallas youth product — the same youth system that MecKennie was a part of before he made his way across the Atlantic Ocean and signed with Schalke — initially go out on loan to another Serie A club at first, with Cagliari being thrown about as a possible option.
Club Brugge and Roma have also been linked with the young Texan, but the latter has reportedly cooled its interest right as Juventus have upped their efforts to sign him during the Christmas holiday, according to RomaPress.
La #Juve ha illustrato il suo progetto a #Reynolds: prestito (in sinergia) e garanzie sull’approdo a Torino al termine della stagione. C’è l’ok del giocatore, ma resta da trovare l’intesa economica. Resiste l’offerta del Club Brugge. No accordo con la Roma. @GoalItalia— Romeo Agresti (@romeoagresti) December 27, 2020
Reynolds, who will 20 years old in late June, made his debut with the FC Dallas senior team in May 2019. It was this past season where Reynolds became a regular for FC Dallas, appearing in 17 games (14 starts) during the disjointed 2020 campaign as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He is current a member of the United States’ youth setup and a full national team call-up doesn’t seem like it’s too far away after his impressive 2020 campaign.
Reports suggest Juventus would spend in the range of €8 million to acquire Reynolds, who signed a four-year contract with FC Dallas back in September.