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Newcastle United target Juventus centre-back Federico Gatti

Newcastle United have shown keen interest in securing the services of Juventus’ Federico Gatti during this upcoming transfer window.

According to a report from La Gazzetta dello Sport, although Newcastle have yet to formally table any bids, they have been actively making inquiries regarding the Italian defender. It appears that the club is gearing up to intensify their pursuit of Gatti, who is currently representing Italy in the EURO 2024 tournament.

Gatti was on the verge of a move to local rivals Torino before Juventus intervened, finalizing his transfer on 31 January 2022. The deal, which saw Gatti join the Turin giants, amounted to €7.5 million plus an additional €2.5 million tied to performance-related clauses, spanning a contract of four and a half years.

Federico Gatti
Federico Gatti

During his tenure with Juventus, Gatti featured prominently in 63 matches, showcasing his prowess by netting 6 goals in the process. His contributions extended to the international stage as well, where he made 3 appearances for the Italian national team.

Initially perceived as unlikely to depart Juventus, Gatti’s future may pivot if an enticing offer materializes. Cristiano Guintoli, the club’s sporting director, values the defender at approximately €25 million. However, Newcastle’s willingness to exceed €30 million could potentially sway Juventus to reconsider their stance, prompting them to entertain the idea of parting ways with the former Frosinone player.

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The allure of the Premier League and Newcastle United’s ambition to bolster their defensive ranks have positioned Gatti as a prime target for the Magpies. As negotiations loom, the outcome hinges significantly on whether Newcastle can meet Juventus’ valuation and persuade them to sanction the sale.

With the backdrop of EURO 2024 serving as a stage for Gatti’s current exploits with Italy, his market value could experience fluctuations based on his performances in the tournament. Newcastle’s strategists are undoubtedly monitoring his progress closely, gauging his potential to fortify their backline ahead of the upcoming season.

Newcastle United
Newcastle United

As the transfer saga unfolds, all eyes remain fixed on St James’ Park, where Newcastle United’s pursuit of Federico Gatti symbolizes their intent to compete at the highest levels of English football. Whether they can secure the signature of the coveted Juventus defender will soon become clear, as the summer transfer window continues to unfold.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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