It has been one of the transfer sagas of the window so far but on Thursday afternoon Boca Juniors finally closed the deal for Gimnasia’s Venezuelan striker Jan Hurtado.
Following weeks of talks and rivals offers from elsewhere, the 19-year-old signed a contract until 2023 at La Bombonera and becomes Gustavo Alfaro’s second reinforcement after midfielder Alexis Mac Allister.
Hurtado completed his medical earlier in the week only for Gimnasia to accept a higher offer from Genoa and cast doubt on the move. But after further talks the player and his agent confirmed that it was only Boca that was now of any interest and the move would be finalised.
Boca eventually paid around $5 million for the striker with $3.8 million going to Gimnasia for the 50% that the La Plata club owned and the remainder going to Hurtado, his agent and former club Deportivo Táchira.
✍ ¡Jan Hurtado, de azul y oro!#VamosBoca 👊 pic.twitter.com/0KuYXE4k8l
— Boca Jrs. Oficial (@BocaJrsOficial) July 11, 2019