Juventus looking for Lichtsteiner replacement in Vrsaljko or Widmer

The Sassuolo and Udinese players may find themselves running out at the Juventus stadium next season

Juventus looking for Lichtsteiner replacement in Vrsaljko or Widmer
Sime Vrsaljko is the old lady target this summerPhoto Credit (http://realsport101.com/)

TuttoMercatoWeb say Juventus are looking to upgrade their right back slot and give Sime Vrsaljko and Silvan Widmer as players the bianconeri are looking at.

32 year old full back Stefan Lichtsteiner is the only natural right back at the current Juventus squad. As the team obviously lack of options at this position, the likes of Andrea Barzagli, Juan Cuadrado, and Martin Caceres have been used as the replacements for Lichtsteiner. With Caceres nearing the end of his contract and the unstable situation of the Colombian with Chelsea whether he is going back or not. Juventus finding themselves in need to have permanent options on the right flank.

Sassuolo’s full back Sime Vrsaljko is the main target for the Old Lady, his contribution to his team is remarkable defensively and in the final third. Recording 4 assists from 24 matches played this season. The 24 years old whose contract expires in 2019 joined the Neroverdi in 2014 coming from Genoa. However, it is reported that AC Milan and Roma are considering the Croatian to be part of their team.

Widmer another option

Another target Juventus are possibly looking at is Udinese’s Silvan Widmer. The Swiss defender made 14 Appearances in Serie A this season for Udinese and it is expected that it will take no less than 6.5 Million Euros to see him out of the Friuli stadium.

Widmer in action | Photo: altom-italiensfodbold.dk
Widmer in action | Photo: altom-italiensfodbold.dk


Juventus aim to enforce the right flank for next season, as they are seeking the Champions league dream. They are looking for a quality in the bench and a good substitute for their main man Lichtsteiner, as seen this season with Patrice Evra and Alex Sandro who've been used by similarly to how the two mentioned players may feature under old lady coach Massimiliano Allegri.

Tactical changes?

Allegri is willing to change the form of Juvetnus from 3-5-2 to 4-3-1-2. Yet the recent injuries are constraining him from doing so. With good depth in the right flank.  It will be easy to implement the 4-3-1-2 formation next season.