Juventus and LAFC are developing a bit of a connection.
Reigning MLS Cup champions LAFC is nearing a deal with Juventus for defender Lorenzo Dellavalle per Fabrizio Romano. Dellavalle will join Juventus legend and fellow center back Giorgio Chiellini, who joined the Yellow and Black last season.
Dellavalle, 19, came through the Juventus academy but never appeared for the first team. Likely not in Massimiliano Allegri’s plans, Dellavalle gets the opportunity to continue his development in a professional league, having only made appearances for youth teams.
An Italian youth international, Dellavalle has appeared for the U-18 and U-19 squads. His latest appearances for his country came at the U-19 Euros, where the teen started and played every minute of Italy’s trophy-winning run.
Dellavalle fits the profile of LAFC’s “buy, develop, and sell” strategy, and likely will pop up on the wish list of European clubs soon.