Juventus have officially confirmed the signing of young Uruguayan talent Facundo Gonzalez on a three-year contract. The 20-year-old is widely considered one the most promising youngsters in world football and was closely linked with Serie A rivals Milan, before making the move to Turin.
A statement on the clubs official website confirmed the news:
Facundo González is now a Juventus player, having signed a contract with the Club until 2026.
Born in Montevideo, Uruguay, the 20-year-old took up football at a very young age. After leaving Uruguay for Spain at the age of four, he joined Unión Deportiva Vista Alegre in Castelldefels before moving to Espanyol at the age of nine to begin his formal training. In July 2019 he arrived at Valencia as a sixteen-year-old, going on to make 37 appearances with the Second Team, 17 of which came last season.
Overall, the 2022/2023 campaign was an extremely positive season for González, considering both his club and international career. With Uruguay’s Under-20 side, he was called up as part of his country’s squad for the World Cup held in Argentina – a tournament that featured several Bianconeri starlets including Matias Soulé Malvano, Riccardo Turicchia, Filippo Fiumanò and Felix Nzouango Bikien. And it was González’s Uruguay that ended the tournament as champions, with the 20-year-old starting all seven matches in the heart of the defense.
Left-footed, and over 1.90m tall, he is the epitome of a modern centre-back, a physical player who possesses both pace and technical abilities.
[Image from Juventus.com]