Credit: Photo by Icon sport
Tiago Djaló was expected to arrive in Turin for his medical with Juventus this week, but will land in Italy in a few days’ time as the Bianconeri finalize the sale of Filippo Ranocchia to Palermo.
Juventus have reached agreement with Djaló and his club, Lille, on a permanent transfer worth €3.5 million plus add-ons. The Portuguese defender’s contract expires in June 2024, so the Bianconeri have shaken hands with his club for a relatively low transfer fee. Djaló, a former Milan defender, should have arrived in Italy this week, but according to La Gazzetta, the Bianconeri are still finalizing the sale of Ranocchia to Palermo, so the Portuguese will have to wait a few more days. Ranocchia is currently on loan at Empoli, but is set to leave the Tuscan outfit and move permanently to Sicily. The proceeds from his sale and the transfer of Radu Dragusin to Tottenham will enable the Bianconeri to sign Djaló. The Portuguese is expected to arrive in Turin at the end of this week or early next week, while Juventus hope to finalize Ranocchia’s transfer between Friday and early next week.