Part of the American renaissance in Serie A this summer, USMNT starter Tim Weah’s signing defines Juventus’ transfer window thus far. The wing back joined for a €14 million fee from Lille, taking on the task of replacing Juan Cuadrado on the right side.
Weah’s performances in the preseason bode well for his integration into the squad. He also scored in the 3-1 win against Real Madrid, slipping behind a ball-watching defense to finish a pass from US teammate Weston McKennie. Weah’s pace and crossing ability were on display for the USMNT in his set up of Christian Pulisic’s goal against Mexico in the Nations League semis in June.
The Brooklyn-born 23-year-old faces a new challenge with a prominent role at a big club for the first time in his career. He’s strong in the counterattack and reliable, appearing in 86 Ligue 1 matches for Lille over the past three seasons.
It’s only right that his next step became Serie A, following in the footsteps of his father George Weah who won a pair of Scudetti with Milan in the 90s.
Italian full back/wing back Andrea Cambiaso has yet to play in a competitive match for Juve after being loaned out to Bologna a day after signing last summer. He started 25 of 32 appearances for the Rossoblù in 2022-23 and now finds himself back at his parent club.
Cambiaso improved enough to impress Allegri, who started him in preseason friendlies against Milan and Atalanta. Typically a full back, Cambiaso lined up opposite Weah on the left with Chiesa playing up front.
The 23-year-old makes good decisions in build up and provides quality service to his forwards, collecting seven Serie A assists over the last two seasons. Cambiaso broke through at Genoa in 2021-22, appearing 26 times with 21 starts and scoring his lone career goal. This year he could have the chance to really establish himself in the league. We’ll see if he remains in the starting XI on Sunday.