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Rodrigo Bentancur to complete Juve move

February 15, 2017 - 9:13 am

Uruguayan midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur is expected in Turin later this week to complete his Juventus medical.

The talented 19-year-old is expected to arrive in Italy later this week with a view to completing his move to Juventus.

Juve retained an option on Bentancur as part of the deal that saw Carlos Tevez return to Argentina in 2015, and Bianconeri director Beppe Marotta has confirmed on more than one occasion that the club intend to sign the player.

According to Tuttosport, a deal with Boca has been finalised for a fee of €9.4m, with various performance-related bonuses included.

Bentancur is expected to visit Turin on Friday for his medical before watching Juve take on Palermo later in the day, although he won’t join up with the club until June.

Bentancur has played 10 games for Boca this season, registering 2 assists.

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    thegutterpoet February 15, 2017 at 10:02 am

    High hopes for the youngster. It will be a little surprising if he makes it into the first team squad for next season, more likely to be loaned out, yet we must be careful with him, as he has had plenty of suitors at the highest levels for some time now. His signing is the return on the Tevez deal, Cubas may well lead to something, but will he even get the games to impress at Pescara? And if he doesnt play, why would we take up the option?

    Yet with Rodrigo…the situation is markedly different.

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    Storm February 15, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Out of curiosity, how does you guys feel about Allegri and giving youngsters chances?

    Yes, he played Kean twice, he gave Lemina a good run and Rugani (not really a youngster) has been integrated well. Dybala would be a no-brainer to leave out and I think Morata had a good spell as well.

    I know our Juventus and as mentioned in many articles we have our b-team in Pescara etc. But does anybody feel that we some times could do more to integrate youngsters?

    After all we seem to have a lot of promising players

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    Jas February 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm

    I am super excited for this transfer, this is probably one of the top 5 best prospects in South America. He’s passing looks ridiculous, he’s very agile and fast! Shooting needs work but the positioning was also spot on. Honestly we are almost getting a complete product at the age of 19. If anyone actually has doubts just look at the videos. I love how he curves the ball when he passes it, very luka modric style.