Juventus in talks to sign US wonderkid Bryan Reynolds from FC Dallas but face transfer competition from Roma

JUVENTUS are reportedly hoping to sign their second American player in the space of four months by recruiting Bryan Reynolds from FC Dallas.

The Italian giants, who snapped up USA international Weston McKennie at the end of August, are in talks with MLS outfit Dallas over a deal for the teenage right-back, according to Fabrizio Romano.

But Juventus are not the only club interested in Reynolds, with Serie A rivals Roma and Belgian club Club Brugge also reportedly at the negotiating table.

Reynolds is unlikely to immediately link up with Andrea Pirlo's first team if he puts pen to paper on a long-term contract with the Turin club.

Italian journalist Nicolo Schira claims the 19-year-old would be sent on loan to Serie A rivals Cagliari for the remainder of the campaign to get up to speed with Italian football.

Reynolds is likely to cost around £7.7million – some way short of the MLS record sale set by Miguel Almiron's £21m transfer to Newcastle in January 2019.

The Fort Worth-born ace has made rapid progress since his senior debut for Dallas in May 2019.

He featured 19 times in the disrupted 2020 MLS campaign as Dallas were eliminated in the Western Conference semi-finals.

Reynolds was named the team's MVP, breakout player of the year and defensive player of the year.

Dallas head coach Luchi Gonzalez is not surprised by the transfer figures being banded about.

Gonzalez told MLSsoccer.com: “You talk about surprise at maybe the amount of the transfer, I mean, those are still good deals.

“It's almost a steal, too, because the young player just needs to play well wherever he goes and the [buying] club can triple that, quadruple that, if their use of the player is smart and they create an even higher market and value for the player. So it's all business.

“I'm proud of it more than being skeptical of it.”

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