Juventus Formally Confirm the Signing of Tiago Djaló

Juventus have completes their first and perhaps only January purchase, as Tiago Djaló arrived in Turin on Sunday night and took the medicals on Monday, as the club confirmed through his social channels. He has signed a two-year contract with a club option for two more, TuttoSport informs.

The Bianconeri had to delay the deal due to issues with their liquidity index. They complied by selling Filippo Ranocchia to Palermo for €4M. They’ll pay €3.5M plus potentially equivalent add-ons and ten percent of a future sale to Lille. The French club put pressure on the defender to transfer in the winter rather than leave for free in the summer.

Juventus upset Inter’s plans for Djaló. The Nerazzurri were considered frontrunners to sign him in a Bosman move. The idea of a six-month loan to another Serie A team was floated, but the center-back wasn’t enthused, and it won’t happen.

The 23-year-old will stay put to complete his rehab from an ACL tear and get adjusted to his new surroundings. The Old Lady might move on from at least one reserve in a few months. Alex Sandro and Daniele Rugani are on expiring deals. The newcomer has 78 Ligue 1 appearances under his belt.

Our Take on Juventus and Djaló

They shelled out a decent sum for somebody in his contractual situation, but they probably would have had to spend more for a player with the same caliber and ceiling in the summer. He’ll be totally ready by the time they need him.

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