Juventus had quite a successful transfer window bringing the likes of Matthijs de Ligt, Aaron Ramsey, Merih Demiral and Adrien Rabiot. Players who are expected to bring solidity and freshness to the team’s performance and fill in the gaps that stopped the team from reaching Champions League success. Signings that seemed logical and needed.

Their latest signing, though, didn’t seem the most logical one at first. Juventus sold one of their best players João Cancelo to Manchester City and in return, they were joined by the Brazillian defender Danilo.

It didn’t seem like the most logical one because Cancelo was extremely helpful on the flanks and offered great support to the front line. What was lacking in his performance though was his defensive awareness. The team were often exposed on the wide sides and had to re-structure their defensive line in order to cover his position.

Danilo might be able to offer enough support to the backline, but he definitely is a different type of player.

In this scout report, we will use tactical analysis to see how the 28-year-old could fit Juventus’ style of play and what could he offer in order to improve their performance.

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