Juventus are rumoured to be in talks with German midfielder, Julian Brandt over a potential transfer in the summer window. The Bayer Leverkusen talisman has a €25 million release clause attached to his name.
The Bianconeri won’t have it easy though as both Liverpool and Real Madrid are looking to gazump their advances. According to Football Italia, Juve’s Sporting Director Fabio Paratici has met with the player’s father to discuss offers for the German international. The Turin club hopes to overwhelm the rest of Italy and beyond by uniting the twin forces of Cristiano Ronaldo and Brandt in a jaunty tango.
Interest in Brandt is understandable given the paucity of creative midfielders at their disposal. With Coutinho’s departure and Nabil Fekir’s sudden about-face, the Merseysiders are a little dry on forward-thinking midfielders. While in sunny Madrid, Florentino Perez is plotting his summer shopping spree. AS reports that Brandt is one of the options being considered much to the delight of our sleek-jawed German.
The midfielder has refused to get sucked into this confusing knot. Speaking to Bild, the German chose not to disclose the whereabouts of his next move, seemingly out of respect for his present club.
FOX Sports Asia probability ratings: 3/5; It’s a god awful free for all, this rumours business is. Leverkusen, languishing at 8th in the Bundesliga, is off the pace for Champions League places. Failure to secure a place in Europe’s top footballing gala and Brandt is certain to leave. The hard bit is parsing through whole sets of rumours, some credible, while the rest are lousy faff pieces. Irrespective, expect Brandt to leave. Just don’t ask us where to.