Barcelona defender Juan Miranda is reportedly nearing a move to Juventus.
Juventus are looking set to land Juan Miranda after Spanish media revealed that they are in advanced negotiations with Barcelona ahead of a potential move.
The 19-year-old has two years left on his current contract which expires in 2021.
Juan Miranda has represented Spain at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18 and Under-19 level, winning 43 caps and scoring 5 goals.
His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Juventus.
Maurizio Sarri wants to sign a new defender for the future and Juan Miranda is one of the names at the top of his 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 Football Espana, “Juventus and Barcelona are in discussions over the transfer of teenage defender Juan Miranda with a €15m deal possible, say reports. El Mundo Deportivo say that negotiations are ongoing between the clubs with the Old Lady possibly also including add-ons in the deal, with the Blaugrana wanting a buyback option. The 19-year-old, a native of Andalusia, began his career at Real Betis before joining the youth system of the Catalan giants aged 14. The left-back made four first-team appearances for Ernesto Valverde’s side last season including the Champions League group stage game at home to Tottenham in December. However, he did not feature in La Liga for the Blaugrana with Jordi Alba the club’s established left-back, while the club have been widely linked to an experienced back-up for next season. Miranda has starred for Barca B this campaign with the report claiming Betis technical secretary Pedro Buenaventura has extensively scouted the Spain youth international.”
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Barcelona are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the defender, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.
If Miranda turns out to be a star like many expect, it could be one of the club’s smartest transfers.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Juventus.
Will Juan Miranda be a Juventus player soon? Only time will tell.
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