Thanks to a swift late move, Juventus are nearing the acquisition of Carlos Alcaraz from Southampton on loan with an option to buy. The deal is moving quickly. If things proceed as expected, he’ll take the medicals on Wednesday, Sky informs.

The Bianconeri zeroed in on the Argentine after fresh attempts for Giacomo Bonaventura and Roberto Pereyra were repelled by Fiorentina and Udinese. At that point, they opted to go after a talent with no previous Serie A experience.

Alcaraz accepted the move to Juventus, which are negotiating the final details with his club. The signing will be worth around €35M in its totality. It’ll envisage a steep clause to make the transfer permanent.

The Racing Avellaneda product transferred to England for €13.6M a year ago. Even though Southampton couldn’t avoid relegation, he had a good impact with the Premier League, scoring 4 goals in 18 appearances. He has hit the net 4 times and provided 3 assists across all competitions this season. While naturally a box-to-box, he has also been utilized in more offensive roles. He has 3 caps with Argentina U-23.

Our Take on Juventus and Alcaraz

The choice is quite out of left field considering their previous reasoning, which arguably cost them some juicy opportunities. But the end result matters, and they need a player who adds some flair to their midfield and supports the attack. It took a convoluted path, but they are getting there.

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