Juventus have announced the departure of Rodrigo Bentancur to Tottenham.
The Uruguayan joined Juve from Boca Juniors in 2017 and the Argentine club will reportedly receive 30% of the transfer fee involved with the player’s sale. The Bianconeri revealed that Spurs will be able to pay the €19 upfront fee over three years with €6m potentially also being paid in bonuses.
Bentancur has signed a contract with the north London club until 2026 as he underwent a medical while away on international duty with Uruguay to ensure the move was finalised before the deadline.
Juventus bid farewell to Rodrigo Bentancur
In a farewell statement, Juventus said: “Rodrigo Bentancur has swapped the city of Turin for London to continue his career. The Uruguayan midfielder, who joined Juventus in 2017, has left the Bianconeri for Tottenham Hotspur.
“Over his four and a half seasons at Juventus, Rodri collected 181 appearances in all competitions. He added three goals, two in Serie A and one in the Italian Cup, as well as 17 assists… In the last four seasons in Serie A, Bentancur is the Juventus player that has made most tackles, 205, and effectuated most interceptions, 147.
“If you consider that in his time at Juve since 2017/18, no other Bianconeri player has been more consistent in Serie A than Rodrigo with his 133 matches, the same number as Paulo Dybala.
Not only appearances, but victories and trophies on top.
“As for silverware, Bentancur has won Serie A three times, the Italian Cup twice and the Italian Super Cup three times.
“Thanks for everything Rodri… ¡y Suerte!” the statement concluded.
Juventus have signed Borussia Monchengladbach’s Denis Zakaria as Bentancur’s replacement in midfield. After a deal was agreed with the German club over the weekend, Zakaria completed a medical in Turin on Monday morning and Gladbach have since confirmed his departure.
The Swiss international joins the Bianconeri in a deal worth €8m (including add-ons).