herald

Monday 24 April 2017

Saints set to buy Caceres from Juve

Claude Puel
Claude Puel

Southampton are closing in on the signing of former Juventus defender Martin Caceres.

The 29-year-old has been without a club since leaving the Serie A giants in the summer and is now set to bolster Saints' troubled backline.

Star turn Virgil van Dijk's injury compounded the January exit of captain Jose Fonte, causing a headache for Claude Puel (inset) as his side subsequently conceding 11 goals in the four matches in all competitions.

Caceres is now set to add much-needed experience to the defence, although the deal is still a few days from completion as a work permit and clearance is finalised. The Uruguay international has reportedly turned down interest from AC Milan and Crystal Palace, favouring a switch to the side who take on Manchester United in the League Cup final on February 26.

Promoted articles

Entertainment News