Salernitana centre-back Matteo Lovato finds himself at the center of a tug-of-war between Torino and Udinese. The latest developments indicate that the Granata have made a significant countermove against Udinese in the race to secure the promising defender’s signature.
Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Lovato appears to be edging closer to a move to Torino. Urbano Cairo’s club has executed a strategic maneuver in the past hours, surpassing Udinese in the pursuit of the player. This comes after Udinese had reportedly reached an agreement with Salernitana for Lovato. A final decision regarding the destination of the defender is expected later in the day.
The 22-year-old defender is in high demand, with both Torino and Udinese vying for his services, however a potential reunion with his former coach at Verona, Ivan Juric, awaits Lovato in Piedmont by all accounts. Torino, having been proactive in their pursuit, hopes to maintain their advantage and conclude the deal within the day.
Meanwhile, Udinese are currently in a holding pattern, anticipating Lovato’s decision. The club is on the lookout for a defender to fill the void that will be left by Nehuen Perez, expected to join Napoli. Alongside Lovato, the name of Leo Ostigard remains on Udinese’s list of potential acquisitions.