Juan Musso is doing quite well in his second season at Udinese. While only three points separate his team from the relegation zone and 18th place Lecce, the goalkeeper’s individual performances have earned him plenty of praise — and not just this season, but practically since his arrival from Racing Club in Argentina in 2018.
And things could get even brighter for Musso as he is reportedly on the radar of AC Milan, Inter Milan and Chelsea, and his agent has been appropriately stoking the flames of those interests. He’s hoping for a big payday for his client (and himself obviously), and believes he can wring out a massive transfer fee from this situation.
“If Kepa cost Chelsea €80m, Courtois more or less the same amount and Donnarumma is worth €100m, how much is Juan Musso worth?
“I can tell you it would surely be a big investment for the club that decide to sign him from Udinese.”
-Vicente Montes; source: Calciomercato via Inside Futbol
(Ed.note: Montes might need to get his facts straight, since Real only paid €35m for Courtois thanks to Snakey McSnakeface’s lies; nowhere near the €80m Chelsea panic-paid for Kepa. Courtois may be “worth” more than that, but we never got to find out.)
It is likely that Musso is much closer to Thibaut Courtois’ €35m fee rather than any of the others mentioned. Recent rumors put his current price tag around €30m, which seems more reasonable than the €80m or €100m dreamt up.
And in that case, Musso, who’s just a few months older than Kepa, could very well be a target for Chelsea. He could provide proper competition for Kepa especially if Wilfredo Caballero hangs up his boots (and gloves), and would not cost and arm and a leg to do so.