According to both the Corriere dello Sport and La Gazzetta dello Sport, Napoli's rumored deal to sign Juventus midfielder Roberto Pereyra is only a few short steps from happening. The deal, which would see Napoli pay a reported €18 million (and another €2 million in potential bonuses) to their Serie A rivals, is one that has been gaining steam over the course of the last week.
And, according to reports in Italy on Tuesday morning, Pereyra has gotten even closer to sealing his move to Naples after agreeing to personal terms on a contract with Napoli.
Pereyra has an agreement with Napoli over a 3-year contract worth €1.5m/yr. Missing only a few details to close the deal with Juve. [CdS]— Khaledalnouss (@khaledalnouss1) July 12, 2016
That's about as close to a report of a deal being done as you can get, folks.
And as much as Pereyra could be a quality reserve and good piece to the bench puzzle on this Juventus team, potentially getting €20 million for him is pretty hard to pass up. That's especially true when you consider that with the arrival of Miralem Pjanic and Claudio Marchisio's return from injury in October or November, Pereyra was going to be Juve's fifth midfielder at the very best. That would have meant a decent amount of playing time, sure, but he will surely see the field more at Napoli.