Di Marzio offers updates on Frabotta and Pellegrini’s future – Juvefc.com


Last summer, Juventus fans expected to see Luca Pellegrini in Andrea Pirlo’s squad.

The young-back’s contract was bought by the Bianconeri in 2019 as part of a swap deal that sent Leonardo Spinazzola to Roma.

Nonetheless, the 22-year-old was eventually sent on another loan, this time to Genoa, and spent a year at Luigi Ferraris stadium plagued with injuries.

In his place, Pirlo decided to promote an unknown Under-23 left-back called Gianluca Frabotta, and he served as an emergency option for the senior squad.

But next season, the two young men may have to switch roles. According to famous Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio via TuttoJuve, Pellegrini could stay at the club as a replacement for Alex Sandro.

By contrast, Frabotta is expected to spend the campaign on loan at Genoa.

Di Marzio claims negotiations are currently underway and the 21-year-old is expected to move to Liguria on a first loan deal with an option to buy.

Moreover, the deal could also give Juventus a buyout clause, allowing the Old Lady to bring back the youth product if he manages to impress under Davide Ballardini’s watch.

Juventus were linked with some names for the left-back position, so it remains to be seen if they would end up going for an internal solution and finally give Pellegrini the chance to prove himself at the club.

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