Liverpool are reportedly planning a January move for one of Juventus’ on-loan midfielders.
According to Italian newspaper Tutto Sport:
“Liverpool are willing to offer 10 million Euros to sign Juventus midfielder Francesco Cassata, who is currently on loan at Ascoli”
Tutto Mercato adds:
“Juventus has received a request for information from the Liverpool”.
Some info about Cassata, described as ‘excellent’ on Juve’s official website:
* 19-year old central midfielder, who can also play as a left-sided midfielder. Contract expires: 2018.
* Ascoli’s loan deal with Juve contains an option to buy.
* Ascoli: 3 goals/assists in 19 apps. No senior apps for Juve.
* Scouting Report: “Versatile, with excellent running and pressing skills. Good acceleration, and quality passing. Has held virtually every position in the middle of the field for Juve’s B team”.
There is one major red flag to consider: temperament. Since the beginning of the 2015-16 season, Cassata has picked up 26 yellow cards and 2 reds in 48 apps, which is excessive, especially for a 19-year old (!)
If Cassata had a similar record in the Premier League, he’d have picked up at least 6 suspensions in a season and a half, which is ridiculous. Clearly, there’s work to be done there.
source: liverpool kop