Ecuadorian teenage midfielder Jose Francisco Cevallos has announced he’s “already signed the contract” with Juventus.
He plays for LDU Quito and is currently on international duty at the South American Under-20 tournament, as he only turned 18 last week.
“I am very happy and very proud that after weeks and months of negotiations, the transfer has gone through,” he told Ecuador TV.
“I have already signed the contract. As soon as the tournament ends, I will go straight to Turin. I’ll fight to earn my place and I am certain with God’s grace it will go well.”
His full name is Jose Francisco Cevallos Jr, as his father Jose Francisco Cevallos was a legendary goalkeeper in Ecuador.
“In the 2002 World Cup, Gigi Buffon exchanged shirts with my father. If I get the chance, I’ll ask him if he remembers that.”