Juventus Set To Sign Boca Juniors Starlet 

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Juventus are set to sign Boca Juniors starlet Rodrigo Bentancur for €7.5 million, after activating a clause in the deal that sealed Carlos Tevez’s move to the Argentinian club. 

The Serie A giants inserted a clause in the deal which sent Tevez back to his first club last summer, which stated that the Bianconeri had first-option on all youngsters at La Bombonera until April 2017.

The deal will see Juventus purchase 50% of Bentancur’s rights from Boca Juniors, said to be worth €7.5 million.

Arsenal and Manchester United were said to be very keen on signing the Uruguayan midfielder, with the former having kept a close check on his development according to ESPN. Real Madrid and AC Milan also added to the host of clubs battling it out for the 19-year-old, who is viewed as one of the brightest youngsters at Boca.

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He made his debut for Boca Juniors at the age of 17 in the Copa Libertadores, and has gone on to make a further 36 appearances since, also grabbing himself a goal.

Boca president Daniel Angelici confirmed that a deal was already done with Juventus, despite the interest of other massive clubs.

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“It is already signed. When I was in Switzerland recently Juventus informed me that that they were going to activate the option so I will travel to Turin soon in order to complete the deal. I think it’s very good business for Boca. Juventus will pay €7.5m for 50% of his rights,” Angelici told Argentinian TV TyC Sports.

“He must have something because there were a lot of clubs interested. Real Madrid made a proposal, Manchester (United) also came and Milan made a €14m formal offer to sign him.”


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