Juventus officially bring Fiorentina Serbian midfielder
Juventus have completed the transfer of midfielder Federico Bernardeschi from Serie A club Fiorentina.
Juventus will pay 40 million euros for the services of Italian players, with them having to pay the mortgage over the next three years. Bernardeschi signed a five-year contract after completing a medical test earlier this week.
Fiorentina will receive 10 percent of the player’s transfer price, up to a maximum of 5 million euros, should Juve sell Bernardeschi in the future. Bernardeschi’s exit was expected after the 23-year-old turned down a new contract offer from Fiorentina.
The midfielder, who scored 11 goals in Serie A for La Viola last season and previously linked with Inter, Manchester United and Chelsea, will add to Massimiliano Allegri’s attack option after the arrival of Douglas Costa from Bayern Munich on loan.
Juve also signed Juan Cuadrado and Medhi Benatia permanently after a successful loan period in Turin, while goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny and wing defender Mattia De Sciglio have arrived from Arsenal and AC Milan.
Juventus monitor Matic and Can
Bernardeschi is apparently not the last midfielder brought to Turin in the transfer market this summer, as Liverpool midfielder Emre Can is also reported to be their main target.
The Bianconeri are also paying attention to Chelsea’s Nemanja Matic but reports in the UK claim that the Serbian is close to joining Manchester United at a cost of over 50 million euros. Matic will be out of contract in June 2018 and, and he has yet to agree a new contract with the Blues.
According to Tuttomercatoweb, Can has been given the go-ahead to move to Juventus and refused a chance to sign a contract extension with the Reds. But Sky Italia claims that Liverpool prefer to lose Can at the end of next season rather than sell it in the transfer market this summer, but Juventus are reportedly preparing a bid of 30 million euros which is expected to be enough to convince Liverpool to sell the German. (Source: Four Four Two)