Boca Juniors are reportedly close to signing Santiago Vergini from Sunderland. The transfer is given as done in Argentina, and the player could be already joining the squad for the Copa Libertadores semifinals.
Although all Argentine outlets are agreeing the transfer will happen, each of them say their own thing. TN claims the 27-year-old was already released by Sunderland and would sign for Boca Juniors “in the next few hours”, in an article published this Tuesday.
TyC says the player is expected to sign for the Argentine club on Friday, but doesn’t mention any other details of the agreement.
Olé claims there was a deal between Boca Juniors and Sunderland, and the defender ended up being released by the Black Cats. The newspaper also talked to the president Daniel Angelici, who said: “I believe we’re signing Vergini. On Thursday we’ve advanced with the negotiations, we have everything almost done with the club and the player.”
Despite a few other claims Sunderland would like to make some money from the transfer, most of the articles claim the defender was already released and is joining Boca on a free deal.
Vergini joined Sunderland from Estudiantes in January 2014 on a six-month loan and was later signed permanently for £2m. He was never used by the club since then, and he spent the last season on loan at Getafe, where he made 28 appearances.