De Winter closes in on leaving Juventus on loan
Juventus have arguably the best youth team in Serie A, and players in this category have developed well.
Many of them joined the club because they hoped to eventually break into its first team.
However, they have to be more mature before they can have that chance, and sometimes that means sending them out on loan.
This will be the case for many of them this summer, and Koni de Winter seems set to leave the Allianz Stadium temporarily.
The Belgian has been one of the best players for the Bianconeri in his youth team, and Serie A sides have been watching him.
He now looks set to play for Empoli in the upcoming season, according to La Repubblica, as reported by Tuttojuve.
The report says the Blues have beaten competition from Sampdoria to sign the versatile 20-year-old who can play in midfield and in defence.
Juve FC says
De Winter is a player we need to watch if we want to promote a star in the youth team.
Spending time on loan and impressing will accelerate his development at the club and force Max Allegri to include him in first-team plans soon.
At Empoli he would play with young players in an exciting system, and that should help him flourish.