Italian outlet CalcioMercato have claimed that Juventus are the latest club to become interested in signing Penarol wonderkid Facundo Pellistri this summer – while Arsenal and Newcastle are also credited with an interest in the teenage ace.
Pellistri, 18, has sprung onto the shortlists of many European heavyweights this summer – after already clocking up 25 senior outings for the Uruguayan outfit. He has a release clause worth £12million.
Newcastle, Manchester City and even Wolves have been previously linked with Pellistri – with the Daily Mail claiming all three are keen. But the latest report states that Arsenal, as well as a number of big teams have joined the race.
Juventus have asked for information while Spanish giants Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid are also keen. It must be said that Penarol’s number 10 still has a contract until the summer of 2022, and he may even choose to remain.
TBR’s view – Which club is best for Pellistri?
Enormous potential, Pellistri is seemingly another example of extremely talented South American prodigies, many of which have moved to Spain – with Barcelona and Real Madrid of late. Juventus are also strong in the South American market.
Arsenal joined that list this season with the impeccable signing of Gabriel Martinelli, while Manchester City have plenty of South American talents in their academy and reserve sides. Newcastle, on the other hand, signed Joelinton.
Arsenal have brought through Martinelli and he would certainly get game time should he move to the Emirates. Spanish football is likely to suit his style most, but the Emirates would be ideal for Pellistri – who has been compared to Paulo Dybala.