It looks as though we very well have an answer to the question of when Juventus will start to sell off some of its glutton of options in the center of the midfield.
(And no, for the record, Paul Pogba doesn’t really count in this case.)
According to reports out of Italy, Juventus midfielder Roberto Pereyra is on the brink of finalizing a deal that will see him go from one Italian-owned club to another, but the “other” being Watford in the English Premier League. In his report on the matter, Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio referred to things as being a “done deal” with Juventus receiving a €15 million transfer fee, but also acknowledged that Pereyra is still hammering out contract details with Pozzo family-owned club.
Pereyra, according to Di Marzio, will be in Milan on Tuesday to finalize the workings of the deal and then head to England on Wednesday to undergo his medical exams.
Watford has been one of the clubs continuously linked with Pereyra during the last few weeks and months since it became relatively common knowledge that the 25-year-old Argentine was a candidate to leave Turin this summer. There have been other clubs thrown in the mix, but Watford has been a consistent name in a handful of teams that have reportedly wanted to sign Pereyra.
Pereyra joined Juventus in the summer of 2014 on a Beppe Marotta Special, loan with an option to buy. He was quite good his first season, but had to deal with a lengthy injury layoff and never truly found the form he had when he first became a Juventus player.
So, yeah, let the dominoes continue to fall and this squad truly take shape with some of the extra bodies heading toward the exit door. And the €15 million won’t be so bad, either.