Hamza Rafia’s complicated transfer to Juventus is closing in

L’Équipe report that 20-year-old Lyon youth prospect and attacking midfielder Hamza Rafia is closing in on a move to Juventus, after weeks of protracted negotiations between all three parties.

Rafia’s youth contract with OL expires today, and so he is technically free to join any club of his choosing, however, the Old Lady has told Rafia to sign a new contract with Les Gones so that Lyon are able to recoup a transfer fee. Juventus are doing so a gesture of good faith and in order to keep the excellent relationship between the two clubs in tact.

Rafia is expected to integrate into the Juventus reserve team set-up in Serie C next season.


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