The transfer of Tomas Rincon from Genoa to Juventus sees the arrival of a truly talented midfielder with plenty of experience in Italy and indeed Europe as a whole.
Rincon, who is set to become the first ever Venezuelan to represent the Bianconeri, heads north to Turin on the back of a richly successful two-and-a-half year spell on the Ligurian coast.
Making 81 appearances for the Rossblù, the side with whom he signed from Hamburg in June 2014, the South American destroyer won more tackles (140) and made more assists (14) than any other Genoa player in the same period and, as a result, arrives at Juventus Stadium with a reputation as one of Serie A’s most consistently effective central midfielders.
In fact, the South American’s figures from the opening period of the current campaign alone more than demonstrate his credentials for adding impetus and depth to his new club’s domestic title push and European ambitions.
Operating at the base of a three-man midfield, Rincon has outperformed his peers across the board so far this term, making 103 recoveries, 19 interceptions, 680 successful passes while creating 19 scoring chances - statistics which are significantly higher than the average for his position.
All of the above points to a player that is capable not only of breaking up play and providing added midfield muscle to the Bianconeri's repertoire, but also of breaking forward and laying on opportunities for his more attack-minded team-mates.