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Juventus complete Carlos Alcaraz signing from Southampton

Juventus have completed the signing of Southampton’s Carlos Alcaraz on loan with an option to buy of around £40million ($51m).

Alcaraz, 21, completed a medical in London on Wednesday ahead of the move, in a deal which will see Juventus pay Southampton a loan fee between £3m-4m, depending on how many appearances he makes.

The Argentinian joined Southampton from Racing Club in January 2023 for a fee worth around £12m and impressed, despite his side’s relegation from the Premier League. He opted to stay at Southampton in the summer despite interest from Benfica and South America teams and signed an improved five-year contract in October.

Alcaraz has made 23 league appearances for Southampton in the Championship this season, scoring three goals, but currently finds himself out of head coach Russell Martin’s plans.

However, Alcaraz returning to Southampton at the end of the season has not been ruled out, provided the south-coast side are promoted back to the English top flight and Juventus decide against taking up their purchase option.

Southampton are third in the Championship, a point behind second-placed Ipswich Town, and are unbeaten in their last 20 league matches.

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