In exciting football news, Juventus is on the verge of making Portuguese defender Tiago Djaló their first major signing of the winter season. This was confirmed by both Lille and Juventus as the critical details of the deal got worked out. The agreement is understood to be based on a preliminary fee of €3.5 million, with potential bonus amounts expected to match the initial investment, bringing the total to around €7 million.
Djaló is set to sign a four-year contract that will run until 2028. This comes off the back of Juventus triumph over Inter in securing the player, a strategic move made possible by Juve’s determination to fast-track the transfer.
Djaló, despite a serious knee injury that had sidelined him since last March, has been a coveted target for several major European clubs. His contract was due in June, but he did not sign a renewal, opening the door for the switch to Juventus.
Once at Juve, Djaló is expected to get back into the groove on the pitch and is being touted as the successor to Alex Sandro, whose contract will expire soon and is expected to depart next summer.
Simultaneously, to stay in line with liquidity principles and officialise Djaló’s signing, Juventus will have to conclude the sale of Filippo Ranocchia to Palermo, a deal estimated to earn the club €3 million from the loan agreement.
All in all, football enthusiasts should look forward to an eventful week ahead with Djaló anticipated in Turin for medicals and the signing.