Juventus are pleased to announce the completion of the transfer of Rodrigo Bentancur from Boca Juniors, the Uruguayan signing on a five-year deal from 1 July 2017 until 30 June 2022.
Bentancur joins Juventus!
AGREEMENT WITH BOCA JUNIORS FOR THE ACQUISITION OF THE PLAYER RODRIGO BENTANCUR
Turin, 21 April 2017 – Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that the agreement with Asociación Civil Club Atlético Boca Juniors for the definitive acquisition of the registration rights of the player Rodrigo Bentancur Colman has been finalised. The transfer fee of € 9.5 million will be payable in two financial years.
The purchase value may increase in the course of the duration of the contract on achieving given conditions based on a certain number of official games played by the player. Moreover, in case of a later transfer of the player, Boca Juniors will be entitled to receive 50% of the amounts collected by Juventus.
Juventus and the player have signed a 5-year contract of employment starting from 1 July 2017 and expiring on 30 June 2022.
Born on 25 June 1997 in Nueva Helvecia, Uruguay, Rodrigo Bentancur grew up in Penarol’s youth setup before transferring to Argentine giants, Boca Juniors at the age of 14.
The midfielder, comfortable with using both feet, made his first-team debut for Boca in April 2015 and he ended up making 18 appearances in the Primera Division, a further six in the Copa Argentina and another in the Copa Libertadores during his maiden campaign at the club, winning the league and cup double in the process.
The following season, Bentancur turned out 19 times for the Xeneises and scored his first goal on 21 February 2016 in the league against Newell’s Old Boys.
In the season that ended in December 2016, his third as a professional, Bentancur earned a call-up to Uruguay’s Under 20s, for whom he has made eight appearances and found the net against Bolivia.
Physically strong and offering a towering presence at 184 cm tall, Bentancur has shown in his early years that he is capable of playing in various positions across the middle of the park, from a holding midfielder to a ‘trequartista’ deployed just behind the forwards.
Now, following today’s announcement, the Bianconeri can look forward to benefitting from Bentancur’s wide-ranging talents.
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