Juventus set to buy out Boca's Bentancur sell-on clause

The young Uruguay international has many admirers in Turin, and Juve will move to cancel a 50 per cent sell-on clause with his first club

Juventus are preparing to negotiate with Boca Juniors to purchase the sell-on clause agreed over midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur.

Bentancur, 20, made his debut at the tender age of 17 for the Argentine giants, and moved to Juve in 2017 having previously signed a first option as part of the deal that took Carlos Tevez back to the Bombonera.

The Uruguayan has made an instant impact in his debut Serie A season, racking up 23 appearances in all competitions to date and playing himself into contention for the Celeste's World Cup bid.

Now Juve are keen to make a statement about his place in the club's future by cancelling early a hefty clause that was signed in his €9.5 million transfer.

Boca are entitled to 50 per cent of any future sale involving Bentancur, and the player has already increased his market value in his first European campaign.

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Mindful of the Argentines picking up part of a lucrative future move, Juve have already started talks with the Xeneize to eliminate the clause in return for a one-off payment.

While no figure has been confirmed yet by either club, the value of the deal is expected to be worth several million Euros to the current Superliga leaders.