In a proactive move to bolster their youth ranks, Juventus are set to welcome Francisco Barido, a highly touted Argentine talent from the Boca Juniors Under-15 squad. The 2008-born attacking midfielder, who turns sixteen this year, is expected to arrive in Turin at the beginning of the upcoming week to formalize his contract with the Bianconeri. The information comes directly from Cesar Luis Merlo, signalling the impending completion of the young prospect’s move to the Italian giants.
Francisco Barido, known for his adeptness as a trequartista, has generated significant buzz in football circles due to his performances at the youth level. Despite being just 16 years old, the Argentine prodigy will be accompanied by his family as he embarks on this exciting journey to sign a contract that will bind him to Juventus.
The transfer move materialized swiftly, with reports emerging in the night that hinted at Barido’s potential switch to Juventus. Known for his versatility and creative flair, the young midfielder’s arrival adds another promising talent to the ranks of Juventus’ burgeoning youth setup.
Barido, hailing from Argentina but also possessing a Croatian passport through his grandfather’s heritage, will not occupy an extra-community slot, showcasing the meticulous planning involved in the Bianconeri’s pursuit of emerging talents.