Torino are ready to join Inter Milan and Juventus in the race to sign Monza wingback Carlos Augusto.
This according to today’s print edition of Turin-based newspaper La Stampa, via FCInterNews, who report that the Granata are looking into the possibility of a move for the 24-year-old, who Inter have identified as a possible replacement for Robin Gosens should the German leave.
Carlos Augusto has been one of the breakout stars of this Monza team in the season just gone.
August helped Monza achieve promotion to Serie A, and then shone in his first season in the top flight.
Augusto has been a key player for Monza particularly in attack. He has made 35 appearances in Serie A for Raffaele Palladino’s side.
In the process, the Brazilian has managed six goals and five assists.
This has naturally led to no shortage of transfer interest in the Monza wingback.
Moreover, Fiorentina had also shown an interest in signing Augusto earlier on in the transfer window. However, the Tuscans’ signing of Fabiano Parisi from Empoli likely means that their interest in the Monza wingback has diminished.
Torino Ready To Join Inter Milan & Juventus In The Hunt For Carlos Augusto
Another Serie A team has also started to show an interest in signing Augusto, reports La Stampa.
Torino are considering their options on the flanks for next season.
Granata coach Ivan Juric’s insistence on playing a 3-5-2 system means that the wingbacks are an important part of how the team play on both sides of the ball.
Particularly with the versatile Ola Aina gone, Torino are on the lookout for a high-quality left-wingback.
And Augusto, La Stampa, is one of the names to have emerged high on their list.
Therefore, Torino could try and swoop in and sign the Brazilian ahead of Inter and Juventus.
This could be a problem for the Nerazzurri considering they have identified Augusto as their main idea to replace Robin Gosens. The German
is still a serious target for Wolfsburg.