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Juventus are the latest side reportedly setting their sights on Bayern Munich’s 17-year-old wunderkind, Gianluca Gaudino.
The Italian daily Tuttosport reports that the teenage midfielder is unlikely to sign a senior contract with the German giants and could leave Bavaria for free next summer. His current deal is said to be worth just €250 a month.
A relative unknown before this season, Gaudino made a striking impression on European football when Pep Guardiola gave him his Bundesliga debut in the season opener against Wolfsburg.
The current German champions won the game 2-1, largely thanks to the unheralded youngster, who had a huge influence in midfield and linked seamlessly with the likes of Arjen Robben and Thomas Muller.
Tuttosport believes that despite strong interest in the player from around Europe, Juve are the favourites because they’ve been watching the player’s development for some time and are said to be the preferred destination of the teenager’s parents.
Gaudino is the son of former German international Maurizio Gaudino, who was born to Italian immigrants who moved from Campania to Brühl.