Juventus have signed Carlos Alcaraz, a midfielder coming from Southampton. The final agreement has been reached by the two management teams, with an expensive loan until June (500.000€ , with an additional €500.000 in possible bonuses) with a buyout option at 35 million euros. Medical examinations will be conducted today directly in England under the supervision of Juventus officials, and if everything is in order, the player will sign his new agreement with the Agnelli family's club before arriving in Turin and making himself immediately available to the Livorno-born coach. The salary, until the end of the season, will be €700,000 euros.
WHO IS CARLOS ALCARAZ
An all-around Argentine midfielder. Carlos was born in La Plata on November 30, 2002, and started playing in the youth ranks of Racing de Avellaneda. With great dynamism and good physical structure, standing at 182 centimeters, Alcaraz is a skillful player in ball control, sprints, and goal-scoring opportunities. After spending two seasons with the Racing jersey, in January 2023, he moved to Southampton for about 13 million dollars plus 15% on the future resale, becoming the club's most expensive sale after only Lautaro Martinez. With the Saints, he has a total of 47 appearances, scoring 8 goals and providing 5 assists.
TWO TURNING POINT MATCHES
The leap to Europe came thanks to the remarkable growth shown on the field, with two particular matches. The first was against Aldosivi (his second appearance in the first team), where Alcaraz entered the field 9 minutes from the end and scored the decisive goal in the 4-3 final for his team, all just a few hours after playing and scoring with the youth team. But the most iconic match is the one in the 2022 Trofeo de Campeones final: Racing won 2-1 in extra time against Boca Juniors, thanks to his goal. A challenge to remember, as it ended with a staggering 10 expulsions among the players, including Alcaraz.