Behind The Scenes at Juve: Understanding Why Djaló Had To Wait Before Landing In Turin

Tiago Djaló will reportedly be in Turin by Wednesday to undergo medical tests and sign his contract. This news comes after football club Lille gave their final approval for the transfer of the defender to Juventus. The Italian giants are said to be spending around £3 million plus bonuses for the Portuguese star, a signal of confidence in his potential to help bolster their defence.

“Djaló’s move to Juventus is more or less confirmed. The French club [Lille] has agreed to it, retaining 10% on any future resale,” the Italian sports outlet Corriere Dello Sport reported. It also noted that Djaló, who was born in 2000, has agreed to a contract worth around £2.5 million.

The transfer has been on the cards for some time, but Juventus’ sporting director Cristiano Giuntoli, as quoted by Corriere Dello Sport, needed to await the outcome of parallel negotiations involving midfielder Filippo Ranocchia and Palermo.

Ranocchia, who has spent the first half of this season on loan at Empoli, has now reportedly ironed out the finer details of his four-and-a-half-year contract. Juventus is set to pocket a sum thought to be around £4 million from the sale.

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