Gleison Bremer produced yet another majestic performance amid a brilliant 2021/22 campaign as Torino deservedly held Juventus to a 1-1 draw in the Derby della Mole on Friday night.
Bremer, whose stock has risen exponentially this term, was tasked with marking Juve new-boy Dusan Vlahovic throughout the contest and the Brazilian dominated the duel. The Serb endured his quietest outing in Bianconeri colours since joining the club as he was brought off in the closing stages and replaced by Moise Kean.
It’s the second time this season that Bremer’s got the better of Vlahovic. The cool, composed and athletic centre-back also tamed the 22-year-old when Torino beat Fiorentina 4-0 in January.
The 24-year-old is expected to earn a big move away from Il Toro in the summer with several clubs across Europe reportedly plotting a move. And while Juventus may well be in the market for a fresh centre half at the end of the season, Bremer isn’t expected to sign for his crosstown rivals.
Torino director plays down the idea of Gleison Bremer signing for Juventus
Ahead of Friday night’s Turin derby, Torino director Davide Vagnati spoke to DAZN (via Fabrizio Romano) about the future of their star defender. Links of the Brazilian joining Juventus have been minimal, and Vagnati doesn’t expect Bremer to don the Bianconeri jersey anytime soon.
“I can’t see Bremer as Juventus player after fighting for Torino for many and many years – I expect him to do different choices for his future,” he said.
As Romano notes, Inter Milan are one of the teams vying for Bremer’s signature. The Brazilian could replace Stefan de Vrij at the heart of the Nerazzurri’s imperious three-man defence. Interest has also emerged from the Premier League with Newcastle United and Liverpool recently linked.
Bayern Munich, meanwhile, could target the Torino defender as a possible replacement for Niklas Sule, who is leaving for Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season.
Despite Vagnati’s hope, Juve would be wise to make a play for Bremer. The Bianconeri are in need of a refresh in central defence and while Matthijs de Ligt should be the cornerstone of the club’s rebuild, the Dutchman, should he stay in Turin, requires a reliable long-term partner. Bremer is the sort of defender the Bianconeri must be targeting.