Juventus sign Uruguayan wonder-kid

    Juventus have announced the signing of Uruguayan wonder-kid, Rodrigo Bentancur, from Boca Juniors.

    Written by Cosmin Mihalescu. April 22, 2017.

    After qualifying in the semi-finals of Champions League, Juventus have concluded their first signing for the 2017/2018 season. Rodrigo Bentancur, the highly rated 19-year-old has signed a 5-year deal, until 2022.

    Juventus have paid €9,5m to Boca Juniors, who will also be due 50% of his next transfer. The transfer fee could increase, as it includes different bonuses, conditioned by the number of official games the Uruguayan will play for the Bianconeri.

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    Bentancur is a Boca Juniors youth product and made his debut for the first team in the 2014/2015 season. Since then, he has become Argentinian champion with the team and has also won an Argentinian Cup.

    The young central midfielder will join his new teammates on the 1st of July, but has already passed all the medical tests: “I am very happy to have arrived at Juventus, for me it’s a huge honour to be here. I am very happy that a team like Juventus was interested in my services. I follow Serie A very often, the game is very different from the one in Argentina. It’s a new challenge for me, I am young and I will give my everything. Tevez has only told me good things about Juventus”, Bentancur said in a statement.