Details and Backstories of Surprising Juventus Signing

Juventus nabbed Carlos Alcaraz from Southampton on the penultimate date of the window, onboarding a player who hadn’t been linked to them beforehand. The midfielder took the medicals in London to speed up the process.

The Bianconeri disclosed the full terms. They’ll pay €3.7M for the loan spell, plus potentially €1.9M add-ons. They’ll have a €49.5M option to buy that could be settled in three-year installments and increase depending on some sports objectives.

According to Tuttomercatoweb, Juventus had touched base again with Udinese for Roberto Pereyra before going all-in on Alcaraz. Instead, Fiorentina refused to entertain the departure of Giacomo Bonaventura. The Old Lady will try to renegotiate the clause at the end of the season.

Per AS journalist Eduardo Burgos, the Saints wanted €30M to sell the Argentine outright. The rich option to buy convinced them to do the deal on loan. Nottingham Forest were in the lead to capture him, while Lyon and Marseille had inquired. The Bianconeri finalized everything in four hours. Brighton, Milan, and Benfica wanted him last summer.

Our Take on Juventus and Alcaraz

It’s quite the fee for a six-month loan and surely conducive to a permanent transfer, or it’ll go to waste, but it’s hard to imagine they’ll spend that much for any player. He has the traits they need, but Cristiano Giuntoli will have to work his magic with notoriously hard bargainers to retain him.

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