Juventus have finalised the agreement with Borussia Monchengladbach over the signing of midfielder Denis Zakaria.
Gladbach were happy to let Zakaria leave this month after he told the club that he would not be renewing his expiring contract at Borussia Park. The Swiss international had attracted plenty of interest from across Europe but it was only Juventus were willing to pay a small fee to sign him six months before the expiration of his contract.
After completing the signing of Dusan Vlahovic on Friday evening, Juve opened talks with Gladbach on Saturday over Zakaria’s transfer and after the club swiftly agreed to terms with the player, they have now reached an agreement with the Bundesliga outfit.
Juventus have reached an agreement with Borussia Monchengladbach for the signing of Denis Zakaria
Fabrizio Romano reports that Juve will pay €5m upfront plus add-ons for Zakaria’s services. The player has signed a contract with the Bianconeri until 2026 where he’s expected to replace Rodrigo Bentancur.
Bentancur was linked with a move to Aston Villa and Lyon, but it’s Tottenham that have swooped in to complete the transfer. The Uruguayan is expected to move to north London in a deal that could be worth up to €25m.
His departure gave Juventus the green light to hasten their purchase of Zakaria, who will arrive in Turin later tonight to complete his move.
However, the Bianconeri might not be finished on the transfer front before Monday night’s deadline. Reports emerged on Sunday morning that the club are still seriously considering a move for Cagliari’s Nahitan Nández despite the imminent arrival of Zakaria.
Thus, it could yet be an exciting deadline day for an already enthralled fan base.