Guido Vadalá was never likely to make an immediate impact on the Juventus first team when he moved to Turin as part of the deal that brought Carlos Tevez back to La Bombonera but it would appear the next stage of the 19-year-old’s development will be a loan to his native Argentina with Unión de Santa Fe.
Vadalá has been playing in the Bianconeri youth side since arriving and was most recently part of the Argentina under-20 side that finished runners-up in the COTIF tournament in Spain.
With a year remaining on his deal at Juventus before the Serie A champions must decide whether to exercise their €9.4 million option to buy, the Italian club are eager to see Vadalá playing at senior level.
The Rosario born youngster was a prolific goal scorer in Boca Juniors’ youth divisions and last season scored six goals for Juventus in the Campionato Nazionale Primavera.
According to various reports in Italy and Argentina, Vadalá will spend this season on loan with Unión de Santa Fe, a deal which seemed to excite coach Leonardo Madelón, when he was asked about the deal on Friday.
“It’s a good project and a good player that we really like, but it’s difficult. He’s a player that is shared by Juventus and Boca and it would be great if he came. I know that there is a very good chance; it would be a breath of fresh aiar and something different for us,” explained the 53-year-old.
Unión play in the Copa Argentina this week and it is thought that a deal for Vadalá could be concluded before that with all parties involved seemingly keen on the switch.
Vadalá has for sometime been touted as a possible future star in Argentine football (and featured in our countdown of the top young players) but it is a critical period in his young career to begin showing just some of this enormous potential.