Roberto Pereyra is an exciting midfielder blessed with blistering pace and arrives to offer Juventus a new dimension in attacking areas.
Born in San Miguel de Tucuman, Argentina on 7 January 1991, Pereyra’s professional career began in 2009 when he made his River Plate debut in the Argentine Primera Division against Huracan at the age of 18.
After featuring on 43 occasions for Argentina’s most successful club side, Pereyra swapped continents as he joined Udinese at the beginning of the 2011/12 league season. His glowing displays during the last three years have seen him contribute eight goals and seven assists in 74 appearances.
The midfielder represented the Argentina side during the 2011 FIFA Under-20 World Cup where he played a prominent role in the Albicelestes’ run to the quarter-finals.
The 23-year-old is predominately right-footed but is equally adept with his left. Keen viewers of Serie A will have witnessed his specialist crossing skills and his ability to dribble past opposition players with ease.
Even though Pereyra is a winger by trade, he demonstrates impressive versatility and has been deployed in a range of attacking, as well as defensive, berths. The addition of a player who is no stranger to the demands of Serie A will no doubt bolster Massimiliano Allegri’s side ahead of the new campaign.