Juventus’ most recent signing, Emre Can, took months and months to complete from first report of the seven-time Italian champions being interested to the German midfielder showing up at J Medical to go through his routine exams.
It looks as though that same process for Juve’s next signing isn’t going to take nearly as long.
Joao Cancelo, according to reports out of Italy on Monday morning, is set to become a Juventus player. The figures and payment plan have been agreed upon by Juve and Cancelo’s current club, Valencia. The transfer fee is agreed upon, with it reportedly to be paid for across the next three years. All that is left for Cancelo to take his medical exams with Juventus, which are reportedly set to take place in the very near future.
Cancelo will arrive in Turin tomorrow morning and undergo his medical visits on Wednesday at J Medical, and if all goes well he will officially be signed as a Juve player.
The player himself has agreed to a five year contract worth three million euros per season.
(Source: Gianluca Di Marzio)
The deal for Cancelo, which is expected to be around €40 million, will give Juventus what is obviously going to be the natural successor to Stephan Lichtsteiner at the right back position. Cancelo, 24, spent last season on loan with Inter, so there won’t be the adjustment period to Serie A like a lot of Juve’s big-money foreign signings have had over the last X amount of years.
Cancelo, who was also a rumored transfer target of Juventus last summer before he joined Inter, will have plenty to try and live up to based on both the transfer fee and who he’s replacing on the right side of Juve’s defense.