Turin, Aug 14 (IANS) Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta has revealed that the Italian football champions are interested in Boca Juniors midfilder Rodrigo Bentancur.
The 19-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to AC Milan in recent weeks, but the Vincenzo Montella-coached side now faces a stiff competition from Massimiliano Allegri’s managed Juventus for the youngster’s services.
“Yes, we are interested in Bentancur as well,” Marotta was quoted as saying by Corriere dello Sport on Sunday.
The 19-year-old came through the ranks of the Boca youth academy and made his debut in April 2015. He has since developed into an important figure at La Bombonera.
Bentancur has a contract with Boca until December 2018, but Juventus have an option to buy the Uruguayan for a set fee of 9.4 million euros ($10.4 million) following veteran striker Carlos Tevez’s move to the Buenos Aires side in July 2015.
He was previously linked with Real Madrid, but the Champions League winners’ interest seems to have cooled in recent months.