Friday March 30 2012
Leali will join Juventus, say Brescia

Brescia sporting director Andrea Iaconi has confirmed that his club will sell Nicola Leali to Juventus at the end of the season.

The goalkeeper has been heavily linked with the Old Lady this term and a transfer is seemingly imminent.

“Leali is practically a Juventus player,” Iaconi told Reggione Pallone when questioned on the 19-year-old’s future.

“At the end of the current campaign we will make his transfer to the Bianconeri official.”

Leali, an Italian under-19 international, was handed some games in Serie B this term before Alessandro Calori came in as boss.

Once the latter arrived at the Stadio Rigamonti in December, the young custodian saw the gloves transferred to the more experienced Michele Arcari.

Leali is seen by some as a natural replacement for Gigi Buffon, currently 34, when he eventually ends his career in Turin.

The teenager has also been linked with Napoli, Sporting Lisbon, Manchester City and Barcelona in the past.

You can read about Nicola Leali in the latest issue of Soccer Italia magazine.

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