Kaio Jorge is due in Turin this week to sign a deal to 2026.
“We offered him a new contract in January. I had offered him the 20% from his future and 20% more to his family, so Santos would only keep 60% of his transfer value," said Rueda.
“He would have received a pay rise and a release clause to leave Santos for at least €15m.
“However, the player didn't accept the offer, so we had to take a new path.
“We reached an agreement [with Juventus] after arduous negotiations. A fixed transfer fee plus bonuses that are easy to achieve. The first bonus is linked to Juventus' Champions League qualification and we have the priority if Kaio leaves on loan.
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