Frabotta on the verge of a loan move to Atalanta – How will it impact Juventus?

Juventus youngster Gianluca Frabotta is on the verge of a loan move to Atalanta after a promising season under Pirlo - How will it affect the Old Lady?

Gianluca Frabotta of Juventus
Gianluca Frabotta of Juventus

The 22-year-old is reportedly closer to joining Atalanta on loan status with buy-option included

Atalanta are reportedly on the verge of capturing Juventus youngster Gianluca Frabotta on a season-long loan with a mandatory buy option included.

The Old Lady signed Frabotta from Bologna in 2019, initially joining the reserves side.

However, the presence of Andrea Pirlo last season saw the 22-year-old make his way into the first team during the initial part of the season. However, as the season rolled on and with Juventus often finding themselves in a precarious position, Frabotta’s playing time also withered. In the end, he managed to rack up total of 17 appearances with 2 goals and 1 assist.

And with Pirlo no longer the manager of the Old Lady following a turbulent season and Max Allegri currently at the helm, Frabotta has found himself on the chopping block.

Atalanta have always had the knack of developing some of the finest full-backs (wing-backs) across the continent, which we witnessed during the European Championship where the likes of Robin Gosens and Joakim Maehle made a big impact.

Now, Gasperini will have another fine talent named Frabotta under his disposal next season, and you can expect the young Italian to surely develop in one of the most exciting units in Europe.

However, the Old Lady are making a big mistake by letting go of one of their promising left-backs, who could be a player for their future.

It is understandable that the Old Lady are planning a summer overhaul and are on the lookout for reinforcements to get back to their usual best, but selling young prospects who could add more value to the side is not good.

Allegri is likely to deploy a back four system, and it looks certain that Alex Sandro will be the first-choice left-back; however, the Bianconeri lack depth in that position, and there haven’t been any links with a full-back bar Luca Pellegrini, who has returned to Turin after his loan spell at Genoa.