Genoa striker Pietro Pellegri in advanced negotiations with Juventus

Juventus are looking set to land Pietro Pellegri after Italian media revealed that they are in advanced negotiations with Genoa ahead of a potential move.

Pietro Pellegri has scored three goals in nine games for Genoa, including two goals in six games in all competitions this season.

The 16-year-old has been touted as one of the brightest young prospects in Italy.

Pietro Pellegri has represented Italy at Under-19 level, winning one cap.

The Italy Under-19 international has impressed in the Serie A this season and is starting to attract the interest of bigger clubs.

 

Pietro Pellegri
Pietro Pellegri

 

Juventus want to sign a new striker for the future and Pietro Pellegri is one of the names at the top of their wishlist. Juventus have built a reputation for recruiting young talent from within Europe, predominantly targeting those with sell-on value and immense potential.

According to the report, Juventus are closing in on a deal to sign Genoa starlet Pietro Pellegri for 25 million euros. Juventus sporting director Beppe Marotta and general manager Fabio Paratici held talks with Genoa counterpart Giorgio Perinetti on Monday over bringing in Pellegri. The Rossoblu are thought to be demanding 30 milion euros for the 16-year-old, but the deal could be struck for 25 million euros. Pellegri would not arrive until June, while there is the possibility of the attacker staying at Genoa for another season.

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If Pellegri turns out to be a star like many expect, it could be one of the club’s smartest transfers.

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