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According to Corriere Dello Sport newspaper, Everton are now plotting a move for Juventus left-back Luca Pellegrini.
As per the report, the hierarchy at the Serie A club have now told Pellegrini’s agent Vincenzo Raiola to offer the player to clubs who could potentially make a move from him this summer and Goodison Park has been named as a possible destination.
Lampard needs him
There is no doubt that Lampard will be wanting to bolster most of the positions in his squad after a season where Everton had one of the highest injury rates in the entire Premier League.
Jonjoe Kenny has left the club after rejecting a new contract, so Lampard needs a player like Pellegrini who can offer depth to the left side of the defence next season.
The £8.1m-rated gem who was dubbed “technically gifted” by Zach Lowry, was named in UEFA‘s ’50 players for the future’ back in 2019 but has struggled to gain consistent, regular game-time for Juventus.
Despite only making 18 appearances in the Serie A, the 23-year-old has shown glimpses of his potential and talent in Italy contributing one assist and creating two big chances, making 1.3 tackles and 0.9 clearances on average per game, whilst winning the majority of his duels combined (56%).
Everton signed Vitaliy Mykolenko back in January after selling Lucas Digne in a controversial transfer to Aston Villa after falling out with former manager Rafael Benitez, however, Lampard will now have the opportunity in his first full transfer window to add more depth and experience to his back-line.
Should Everton sign Luca Pellegrini?
With that being said, Everton and Farhad Moshiri are reportedly looking to rectify their reckless spending of the past so will be hoping that because Juventus are keen to get rid of Pellegrini this summer they will be able to strike a cheaper deal for the defender that will mutually benefit both clubs.
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