Transfer Rumour Rater: Juventus Ready to Raid Milan for Abate

Jack Alexandros Rathborn@@jackrathbornContributor IIIDecember 7, 2013

PARMA, ITALY - OCTOBER 27:  Antonio Cassano of Parma FC competes for the ball with Ignazio Abate of AC Milan during the Serie A match between Parma FC and AC Milan at Stadio Ennio Tardini on October 27, 2013 in Parma, Italy.  (Photo by Marco Luzzani/Getty Images)
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Juventus are reported to be ready to make a surprise move for Milan's Ignazio Abate, according to Gazzetta dello Sport (via Football Italia).

The Bianconeri would utilise the Italian international at a right wing-back, but with Stephan Lichtsteiner being such a regular fixture in the side, it is a move that would make little sense.

Especially with the €12 million price tag reported, unless the Old Lady plan to sell Lichtsteiner in the near future.

Abate is often caught out defensively at right-back for Milan, but he's never been quite attack-minded enough to play in an advanced role in Massimiliano Allegri's 4-3-3.

As a right-midfielder, Abate would be perfect, especially in Juve's 3-5-2 system, so if Lichtsteiner's future is away from Turin, this move makes perfect sense for all.

I say all—Milan would be losing a quality operator, but they would be able to start using Mattia De Sciglio at right-back, his preferred role.

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