Best talents? Petrelli scored 36 in 40 for the U17 last year so the potential partnership with Moreno is exciting. The Portuguese fullbacks are interesting players, and Ricardo Campos is a live wire who should get better as time goes on, they needed time to find their feet.
I like Portanova and Nicolussi from the other Italians, the latter always caught the eye through the various age groups. Makoun is rated highly but I've not seen him yet so no idea. We'll see in a few months I guess.
Tough to say yet, he might flit between the two. Juve B look like they already have Muratore, Emmanuello, Di Pardo, new boy Touré and others in CM position so it'd be a tough call. He's probably too new/young for Serie C right away.
I read that Israel is supposed to be a big talent but I guess we'll see more as time goes on.
No idea about the PSG kid, but their academy seems to bring through a lot of talent (and France in general). Free transfer (with compensation) so almost no risk at all.
Also finally confirmation that Nikolai Baden Frederiksen has signed from FC Nordsjaelland for €2m. He is an 18 year old Danish striker and played in the Europa League qualifying with the first team this season against the mighty Cliftonville.
I think if it comes to that Max will call a player from JuveU23 side, like when he called Kastanos in the squad for the game vs Atalanta, Del Favero for the Supercup, Fagioli for last game vs Lazio, etc...
From what I gathered as statistics and rare highlights, most used and important CB`s in the U23 team are Luca Coccolo, Gianmaria Zanandrea and the swede Mattias Andersson, who are still kids - 19 and 20 years old. The captain Raffaele Alcibiade is also an option, he`s got some experience and he`s 28 y old, but he`s not exactly played at top level, except maybe in the Hungarian top division in his early twenties.
I guess if it comes to bringing a center defender to fill the squad list for some game, one of Coccolo or Zanandrea will be called up...