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Allegri ponders Kwadwo Asamoah position switch

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is contemplating handing Kwadwo Asamoah a ‘natural’ midfield role in Friday’s Serie A trip to Fiorentina.

The left-sided Ghana international is best known for his playmaker abilities but has had to adapt to playing in defensive positions since arriving from Udinese in 2012.

Asamoah has contented himself with his manager’s tactical decisions and has largely been deployed either at left wing-back or left full-back.

Delivering his team news ahead of Friday’s game, Allegri said:

“There is a chance that [Claudio] Marchisio could start but he played on Sunday and had 20 extra minutes when [Blaise] Matuidi came out,” Allegri said in his team news for the matchday 24 action.

“I’ll decide who will play after today’s training, but there’s no emergency because everyone is back.

“[Juan] Cuadrado is out which we already knew as well as [Paulo] Dybala, [Benedikt] Howedes and Matuidi. Everyone else is available so we’ve got plenty to put out a good squad.

“I’ve thought about Asamoah in midfield, but he’s more of an outside player with his speed and change of direction,” the Juve gaffer stated.

Despite winning five Serie A titles, three Coppa Italia medals and three Super Cup with Juventus, Kwadwo Asamoah, 29, has been reduced to a squad player over the years. This season, he has made 10 league appearances, involving nine starts so far.

Kwadwo Asamoah’s contract with Juventus ends in the summer.



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