Juventus clinch £6m signing of midfielder Denis Zakaria from Borussia Monchengladbach


Juventus clinch £6m signing of midfielder Denis Zakaria from Borussia Monchengladbach to fill the void left by Rodrigo Bentancur who joins Tottenham

  • Denis Zakaria underwent a medical at Juventus’ training facilities on Monday 
  • Juve have reportedly offered Zakaria a £6million deal with included add-ons
  • Zakaria will fill the void left by Rodrigo Bentancur who is joining Tottenham











Juventus have confirmed the £6million signing of midfielder Denis Zakaria from Borussia Monchengladbach.   

The low transfer fee is due to the fact the Swiss midfielder would have been out of contract with Monchengladbach at the end of the season.

Zakaria will fill the void left in Juve’s midfield by Rodrigo Bentancur – who will join Dejan Kulusevski at Tottenham.

Juventus have confirmed the signing of £6million Swiss midfielder Denis Zakaria

Zakaria underwent a medical on Monday ahead of his transfer from Monchengladbach

Zakaria underwent a medical on Monday ahead of his transfer from Monchengladbach

Zakaria was seen running on a treadmill while attached to machines monitoring his condition

Zakaria was seen running on a treadmill while attached to machines monitoring his condition

Zakaria was seen landing in Turin on Sunday night ahead of his medical on Monday afternoon and has since signed a deal that will keep him at the club until 2026.

The highly sought-after midfielder was wearing an all-black tracksuit with a white stripe as he left the airport. 

Zakaria then arrived at the club early on Monday morning to undergo his medical. He was welcomed to the Old Lady by a group of fans congregating outside the club.   

He was welcomed to the Old Lady by a group of fans congregating outside the club

He was welcomed to the Old Lady by a group of fans congregating outside the club

He took some pictures with the Italian supporters before heading into the training facility

He took some pictures with the Italian supporters before heading into the training facility

The 25-year-old stopped to take some pictures with the Italian supporters before heading into the training facility. 

Zakaria was later seen running on a treadmill while attached to various machines monitoring his condition. 

Zakaria picked up interest from several European clubs after being described as ‘a mix between Zinedine Zidane and Michel Platini’.

The midfielder had been linked with a move to Bayern Munich, Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund but decided to go with Juventus. 

Zakaria will fill the void left in Juve's midfield by Rodrigo Bentancur - who is joining Spurs

Zakaria will fill the void left in Juve’s midfield by Rodrigo Bentancur – who is joining Spurs

Zakaria will provide Massimiliano Allegri’s side the strength they have been lacking in the midfield this season.  

Standing at 6ft 2in, Zakaria is regarded as a powerhouse that can play in a two or three-man midfield. 

Zakaria has scored twice and registered one assist in 16 Bundesliga appearances this season. He has also scored three goals in 40 senior caps for Switzerland.

He will provide Allegri's side the strength they have been lacking in the midfield this season

He will provide Allegri’s side the strength they have been lacking in the midfield this season 

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