Cagliari Put Former Juventus and Fiorentina Defender Under Contract

The window is over, but it is still possible to add free agents. Cagliari did just that by agreeing to a one-year deal with Martin Caceres. The Uruguayan center-back was a regular in the past two years at Fiorentina. However, the Viola decided not to re-up with him to rely on their younger options.

Caceres first arrived in Italy in 2009 on loan from Barcelona to Juventus. He permanently returned a year later after a spell at Sevilla and spent five campaigns in Turin. After a brief stint in England, he also played for Verona, Lazio, and again with the Bianconeri. Over the years, he has accumulated over 166 appearances in Serie A, scoring 6 goals and providing 5 assists.

During his time with Juventus, he contributed to six Scudetti, three Supercoppe, and two Coppa Italia. He won the treble as a youngster in Barcelona and Copa America with Uruguay in 2011. He joins fellow Celeste members Diego Godin, Nahitan Nandez, and Gaston Pereiro in Cagliari.

The Sardinians were able to cap off positively a challenging window. Nandez appeared to be on his way out in multiple instances, but he ended up staying. They also kept Godin, even though they considered partying ways with him due to his rich salary. They brought in Balde Keita on deadline day to replace Giovanni Simeone. Their other summer additions were Dalbert, Alberto Grassi, Raoul Bellanova, and backup goalie Boris Raduvanovic. Diego Farias, Christian Oliva, and Paolo Faragò are still on Cagliari the roster after returning from loan spells.