Thursday September 26 2019
Juventus shortage of full-backs

Juventus have barely any available full-backs against SPAL this weekend, as Alex Sandro has flown to Brazil on compassionate leave.

The Bianconeri were already dealing with a huge injury crisis that ruled out Mattia De Sciglio, Danilo, Douglas Costa, Marko Pjaca and Giorgio Chiellini.

Alex Sandro has now been given permission to fly back to Brazil following the tragic death of his father.

Juan Cuadrado has been used so far as a makeshift right-back, but even that might not be enough to fill the gaps.

Suddenly, the Juventus plan of loaning Luca Pellegrini to Cagliari for only six months – a highly unusual move for the summer – seems to be a wise insurance plan.

The former Roma player was given the shorter than normal lease in case he needed to be recalled to base in January.

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