Two Premier League clubs, Aston Villa and Everton, reportedly set their sights on Juventus talent Samuel Iling-Junior during the summer window. However, their attempts to secure the services of the 20-year-old left winger were thwarted, writes the SW.
Fast forward to November, and fresh reports from Gazzetta dello Sport indicate that Juventus was open to the idea of parting ways with Iling-Junior. Despite the club’s willingness, no suitable opportunities materialized during the last transfer window.
Iling-Junior, who can operate both as a left winger and a wing-back, has seen limited action this season, clocking in just 113 minutes across four games. Eager for regular playing time, he is now looking to leave Juventus in the upcoming January transfer window.
Despite his restricted role at the Turin club, Iling-Junior earned a call-up to the England U21 squad for the ongoing international break. This international exposure could serve as a platform for the young talent to catch the eye of clubs like Aston Villa and Everton.
According to Gazzetta, the Premier League duo has expressed admiration for Iling-Junior, and both clubs could potentially “take control” of the situation. The report suggests that waiting until next summer might be beneficial for Aston Villa and Everton, as the player will then have just a year left on his contract. Juventus, not entirely convinced about parting ways with the former Chelsea academy player, has reportedly set a valuation of €15 million.
Iling-Junior, eager for a return to England, is inclined to make the move if assured of regular game time. Between Unai Emery’s side and the Toffees, Everton might offer a more favorable prospect for the talented winger to enjoy increased playing minutes. The coming months will reveal whether Aston Villa and Everton decide to make a move for the promising Samuel Iling-Junior in the January transfer window.