REPORT: Juventus agree fee for Boca playmaker

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Juventus have reportedly agreed a fee to bring 19-year-old Boca Juniors playmaker Rodrigo Bentancur to the club before the start of the 2017/18 season.

After months of negotiations, calciomercato have confirmed that hands have been shaken on a 9.4 million euro fee for Bentancur to swap the Blue and Gold for the White and Blacks next season.

The tall Uruguayan has been likened to Argentina international Fernando Gago in that he is an elegant operator from a deep-lying playmaker position.

Juventus had first refusal on any deal for Bentacur as a part of the transfer that saw Carlos Tevez join Boca in 2015 from the Italian giants.

The Massimiliano Allegri-coached outfit will pay the stipulated fee which will then give them 100% ownership of the teenager, not 50% as previously reported.

Rules in Italian football dictate that part-ownership of players is forbidden. Meanwhile, Boca will profit to the tune of nearly 8 million euros after tax, and will also get 50% of any future transfer fees.

Final negotiations to conclude the deal are expected to take place in the coming weeks between Juve CEO Giuseppe Marotta and Boca's chairman, Daniel Angelici.