Juventus Had to Sweat Out the Djaló Deal Until the End

Juventus officialized the acquisition of Tiago Djaló on Monday night, and more details have emerged. The Bianconeri confirmed to have paid €3.6M, plus €2.6M prospective add-ons, and €1.5M commissions. They opted to shell out up to €7.7M rather than participating in a bidding war to onboard him in a Bosman move.

According to Calciomercato, the defender inked a particular contract and will earn €3.5M net plus bonuses. The deal lasts only until June 2026, but the club has an option for two more years. The Old Lady wanted to send him out on loan initially, but they met his request to stay.

Juventus didn’t only best Inter to sign Djaló. The Nerazzurri were never in the running to acquire him in January and only wanted him gratis. Instead, the Turin-based outfit fended off Atletico Madrid, which tried until the last minute.

The center-back offered his first remarks to the club’s TV:

“I’m very happy. Juventus are a great team with talented players. I feel good. It’s a very important day for me. I’m ready and practice well. I feel good, and my knee is okay. It’s just a matter of playing now. Timothy Weah called me and talked highly of this team. He told me I could do a lot of things for it. He helped me. I’ve never starred in Serie A, but I know it’s a quality league. It’s more tactical than Ligue 1. I think it will be very good for me. We were playing differently in France.”

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