While Argentina’s deficiencies in central defence were exposed once more at the Copa América, Serie A champions Juventus have shelled out €26 million on a 21-year-old centre-back still waiting for an opportunity to wear La Albiceleste.
Cristian Romero completed his big money move to Juve this week after successfully passing a medical and signed a five-year contract with the Bianconeri which will see the Córdoba-born player return to Genoa on loan until June 2020.
After only one season in Italy, Romero has swiftly established himself as one of the standout defensive prospects and making 27 appearances for Genoa, Cuti was the youngest defender in Serie A to play at least 25 matches.
An outstanding return for Il Grifone, who had paid Romero’s boyhood club Belgrano less than €2 million in the summer of 2018, with the academy standout yet to truly leave a mark on the first team.
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