Juventus seem close to sealing a deal for Genoa’s Andrea Cambiaso in a move which could see the Bianconeri rebuild the left side of the pitch.
Alex Sandro’s performances were far from impressive last season; to a point where Luca Pellegrini actually had some better performances than the Brazilian. There is a chance though, that both of them can depart this summer.
Cambiaso though, offers more than a glint of hope. The Italian has played only one season of first-team football at Genoa and he certainly impressed in the 2021/22 season, while also playing in a variety of positions on the field.
Known to be a technical customer who is ambidextrous, Cambiaso’s rise to stardom has been rather late considering his age of 22. Part of the reason for it is arguably Pellegrini’s return from Luigis Ferraris from his loan stint last season. A product of Genoa’s youth academy, he has spent various loan stints in the lower divisions of Italian football.
He hasn’t just played at left-back and left wing-back, he has also played in central midfield and has done a job on the right as well. That is largely helped by his ability to use both feet.
While he didn’t feature much under Alexander Blessin due to a knee injury, Cambiaso’s technical ability would have made him perfect for the German’s complex system. He is an effective carrier of the ball and is known to be very aggressive off the ball as well, something which is a key requirement in Blessin’s approach to the game.
Under Allegri though, Cambiaso’s versatility will be vital. The Italian is a manager who is known to like versatile players – especially in defence and upfront. And Cambiaso fits the bill well.