We’ve all wondered when Juventus would start offloading some of its fringe squad players this summer. It looks as though that time has arrived over the past couple of days.
First it was Mario Lemina, who made his move to Southampton and the English Premier League official on Tuesday. Now comes word that another midfielder, Tomas Rincon, is on the brink of securing his own move away from Juventus. Although this time it looks as though the player moving on won’t actually have to go all that far at all.
According to Sky Sports Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio and a host of other Italian media outlets, Juventus and city rivals Torino have agreed to to a deal that will see Rincon trade in bianconero for a much more granata-heavy kind of uniform. The agreement, which is basically done, will see Juventus send Rincon to Torino on a season-long loan with a mandatory buy clause if he hits a certain number of appearances next season.
So what are the reported financial details of the Rincon agreement?
The agreement between the clubs is around 2 million euros for the loan and 7 million euros mandatory buyout clause after a verification of the number of appearances. Tomorrow, Torino will meet Rincon's agent to find the definitive deal and a longer contract than what he had at Juventus.
“Tomorrow” is Thursday, meaning that the deal is just about to be closed.
Rincon, who signed from Genoa for €8 million early in the January transfer window, was never going to be more than a squad rotation player at Juventus. And hey, maybe he sees the writing on the wall and has decided that a move to Torino is the key to getting more playing time this next season. Either way, it’s another player that Juventus wasn’t going to necessarily use all that much if the main in the center of the midfield stay healthy and fit heading out as Beppe Marotta trims down the roster ahead of the season opener next weekend and the summer transfer window coming to a close at the end of the month.