Juventus have roped in Martin Caceres on loan from Lazio for the remainder of the season.
The Uruguayan international has been signed by the Italian champions for the third time in his football career. The departure of Medhi Benatia paved the way for Caceres to rejoin Juventus.
Juventus have reportedly shelled a mere €600,000 to Lazio as a loan fee. The defender has put pen to paper to short term contract till the end of the season and has an option to extend it for a further year.
The 31 year old can play across the backline and with Juventus hoping to retain their Serie-A title he is set to bring a lot of experience to the dressing room. he had stints in Spain with Barcelona, in England with Southampton and has played in the Italian top flight with Hellas Verona and Lazio.
He is likely to be in the squad for the Champions League tie against Atletico Madrid on 20th February. Allegri earlier verbally confirmed Caceres’ move. “Caceres is not a panic solution but he’s somebody we wanted.
“Benatia has asked to leave and he has made a choice which is different to what we had intended, but the club have accommodated him and in analysing the profiles of a replacement, we’ve been lucky that Caceres has accepted. He knows the place and he’s reliable, and he completes a great defensive line.”