When it comes to Juventus signing Rodrigo Bentancur, all signs point to it happening. I know we said the same thing a few months ago about Axel Witsel, but as far as we know, no super-rich Chinese club is currently trying to come in between the negotiations taking place with Juventus and Boca Juniors.
The main question, like with a good number of these deals that Juventus are talked about being involved in, is when it will actually take place. It’s also a unique kind of situation that involves Bentancur — where he plays his football, where he’s about to be playing his football, where Juventus want him to play his football.
For some kind of understand on the matter, we turn things over to Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio, who filled the forthcoming report on the matter:
His time to come to Italy will be this summer, so for now new contacts with Boca Juniors are expected to define all the details. The player is currently busy in the South American Sub-20 league. After which, he will be in Turin for the routine medicals and the signature of his contract. His adventure in Italy will not begin until July, so for now the talented midfielder class of 1997 will have to wait.
While there were reports earlier this month saying that Juventus could bring the young Uruguayan midfielder in during the January transfer window, but obviously talk of that has eased up quite a bit in the last couple of weeks. Some of that was probably fueled by the potential depth questions that Juventus has in the midfield these days, with rumors surrounding the potential departure of Hernanes and Kwadwo Asamoah’s shift from the center of the park to left back.
Bentancur will be a Juventus player. If Beppe Marotta seems certain of it happening, then I guess I’m not exactly one to disagree with him. We just have to wait. And maybe hope that nothing crazy from China arrives in the email inbox of Bentancur or his agent in the next couple of weeks. (Please.)