LAFC are close to signing Juventus’ under-19 standout central defender Lorenzo Dellavalle on a permanent deal.
The highly-rated teenager played every minute for the Italy under-19 side which won the UEFA European Under-19 Championships this summer.
Lorenzo Dellavalle set for MLS switch
The move is likely to see Dellavalle start at LAFC’s second team after the summer transfer window for MLS first-team signings closed on Wednesday night at midnight CT.
Dellavalle will follow in the footsteps of legendary Italian central defender Giorgio Chiellini in swapping Juventus for LAFC after the 38-year-old made the move to The Golden State last summer.
Understand MLS side LAFC are closing in on deal to sign 2004 born centre back Lorenzo Dellavalle from Juventus 🇺🇸🇮🇹 #MLS
Agreement in place, Chiellini’s team will sign… another CB from Juve. Permanent move for Dellavalle. pic.twitter.com/G9diO9kfTV
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 3, 2023
It is proving to be a busy 24 hours for the Californians as the club announced via its official social media profiles that midfielder Jose Cifuentes had left the club for Scottish giants Glasgow Rangers.
The 24-year-old Ecuadorean leaves the club in good faith after making 121 appearances and registering 15 goals and 20 assists in all competitions during his three-and-a-half years in LA.