While some of Juventus’ other transfer dealings are either hitting some kind of snag, a small group of them seem to be nearing their final resolutions. On Friday, we heard that Emre Can has reportedly hammered out the final details on his much-talked about transfer from Liverpool to Juventus. All of one day later, another domino could be close to falling.
According to a wide array of reports in Italy, Juventus and Genoa are close to agreeing to a €15 million deal for Mattia Perin. There is a variety of different ways as to how that €15 million could be put together, but that seems to be the price that Genoa has accepted for the 25-year-old goalkeeper’s services.
The possibilities how the deal could break down, according to Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio:
A deal is getting closer and closer, however, and the sides are relatively close on the final numbers. Agreement should be a matter of time, and the deal should close for a €15m total fee including bonuses. The fixed and variable amounts of the deal remain undetermined. but the latest and most likely numbers are €10-11m plus bonuses.
The narrative over the next day or two could be that a deal very well be finalized since Perin, who is currently on international duty with Italy, will be playing at Allianz Stadium in Turin when the Azzurri face the Netherlands in their final friendly before summer vacation. It’s convenient, right?! Perin is expected to start for Italy on Monday night, he could very well be playing at the same stadium next season as he is against the Dutch. Convenience!
From everything we’ve heard, it just seems like a mere formality until Perin signs with Juventus. Perin wants to play in the Champions League, Juventus obviously want a strong backup to compliment Wojciech Szczesny, if not compete for playing time. There has not been many moments where I’ve thought to myself that Perin isn’t coming to Juventus because ever since it became common knowledge that he wants to play on the big stage, the seven-time Italian champions have been in the catbird seat.
And now, as it looks like there’s a transfer fee being agreed upon by both parties, there’s no reason to deter from that notion now. It doesn’t matter if Monday is a decisive day for Perin on the international level or one where his club future is finalized, either.