A pair of Premier League clubs have made contact with their counterparts at Italian giants Juventus, over the signing of an up-and-coming member of the Bianconeri’s attacking ranks.
The player in question? Samuel Illing-Junior.
For those not familiar with his name, Illing-Junior is a 19-year-old winger, who has been plying his trade in Italy since swapping Chelsea for Turin back in 2020.
After spending his first couple of years in Italy working his way through Juve’s academy ranks, this past season, the England youth international burst onto the first-team scene, en route to 17 appearances under the watch of Massimiliano Allegri.
And though just three of these came in the form of starts, Illing-Junior made his presence very much known, singled out for regular praise on the part of the Juve faithful owing to his directness and dribbling ability down the left flank.
In turn, it should perhaps not come as a major surprise to hear of clubs in England beginning to make their interest in bringing the talented starlet back to his home country known.
As per a report from transfer insider Nicolo Schira, both Everton and Aston Villa this week approached Juventus over a potential move for Illing-Junior.
Should either be serious about striking a deal, however, then they will need to pay up, with the powers that be at the Allianz Stadium understood to have slapped a €25 million asking price on the club’s highly-regarded winger.