Juventus targeting Monaco midfielder Youssouf Fofana


Sportitalia report that Juventus have shown serious interest in Youssouf Fofana from Monaco, who is valued between €15 and €16 million, plus bonuses. The Bianconeri are looking to overhaul their attack this summer, and are already closing in on a move for Aston Villa midfielder Douglas Luiz.

Sportitalia detail how Fofana boasts extensive experience in Ligue 1, with over 200 appearances for Strasbourg and Monaco. Additionally, he has earned nearly 20 caps for the French national team under Didier Deschamps, being a regular call-up for the past year and a half.

The 25-year-old made his Ligue 1 debut at the relatively mature age of 19, compared to the average debut age in the French league. Nevertheless, he quickly impressed and earned a move to Monaco in January 2020, costing the club €15 million. This investment was part of a dual acquisition with Aurelien Tchouameni.

While Tchouameni’s career trajectory skyrocketed, eventually bringing Monaco a hefty return of nearly €80 million, Fofana’s rise was more gradual. Despite this, he has established himself as one of the top midfielders in France, proving his worth to Monaco and attracting attention from other clubs.

Fofana’s abilities have caught the eye of several top clubs. not least Juventus, who see him as a holding midfielder who can play alongside a more creative player such as Douglas Luiz, Manuel Locatelli, or Nicolo Fagioli.


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