Saturday October 17 2020
Juve chose Chiesa over Aouar

According to transfer expert Gianluca Di Marzio, Juventus had both Federico Chiesa and Houssem Aouar in their grasp, but could only sign one.

The Bianconeri secured Chiesa from Fiorentina, on loan with option to buy that is practically an obligation, on deadline day.

“Fabio Paratici is one of those directors who is always working on several fronts at the same time,” Sky Sport Italia pundit Di Marzio told JB Live.

“Up until a few hours before the deadline, Juve had Aouar in their grasp, but could only sign one between him and Chiesa.

“They chose Chiesa, perhaps because Andrea Pirlo needed a wide forward more at this moment. There’s nothing to say Juve won’t try again for Aouar in January.”

The 22-year-old opted to remain at Olympique Lyonnais, having also been a named target for Arsenal.