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Reynolds close to Roma move after Juventus deal falls through

22-Jan-2021, 06:53 pm

Bryan Reynolds, FC Dallas

Bryan Reynolds' expected move to Juventus looks set to fall through with the American full-back instead more likely to move to Roma, Goal can confirm.

They are now in prime position to complete the deal, with Juventus deciding against matching Roma's bid.

It represents a complete U-turn from Juve, who had looked to be on the verge of completing the signing of Reynolds for weeks. The only issue appeared to be that they could not add another non-EU player to their squad, however, this problem appeared to be remedied by sending him on loan to fellow Serie A side Benevento.

Benevento sporting director Pasquale Foggia had previously confirmed the club's interest, tellingSky Sport Italia:"We’re negotiating to sign him with Juventus as the next destination, but it’s not a done deal. We’re interested because Reynolds is a real talent."

However, Roma have now swooped to bring the player to Europe from MLS, with the deal to be completed before the end of the month.

The 19-year-old defender, capped at U18 level by the United States but who is yet to make his senior USMNT debut, made 19 appearances for FC Dallas in MLS in their recently completed 2020 season.

A product of the FC Dallas youth academy, Reynolds was fully signed up with the MLSoutfit at the age of 15. He only moved into the Dallas first team at the start of the 2020 campaign after first-choice right-back Reggie Cannon moved to Europe, the USMNT international joining Boavista in Portugal.

Standing 6'3", Reynolds started out as a forward but was moved into defence after being promoted to the first team.

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