As reported by German newspaper Bild (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, new Biancocelesti coach Maurizio Sarri has asked for another right-sided centre back to provide backup to Brazilian defender Luiz Felipe, with Stefan Radu playing second fiddle to the left-sided centre back.
Sarri will assess Denis Vavro during this summer’s pre-season training camp, but the club are still intending to sign a player to strengthen the department.
The 24-year-old St. Juste, who is contracted to Mainz until 2023, has been identified as a possible option. Borussia Dortmund, Wolfsburg and Bayer Leverkusen are all also keen on the player, who would cost around €15 million.
The Dutch defender made 32 Bundesliga appearances last season, for a total of 2880 minutes. In that time, he provided one assist, made 70 blocks and won 45 of his 72 tackles. He is also a creative player, averaging 0.81 shot-creating actions per 90.