Juventus have formally announced what we have know for weeks. That the Italian champions had signed forward Paulo Dybala from Palermo for an initial €32m.
The 21-year-old Argentinian has signed a five-year contract with the Turin giants and becomes Juve’s second summer signing, joining Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira who will join Juve in a free transfer.
A statement from Juventus read:
“A fee of €32m, payable over four years, has been agreed, with a potential extra €8m to be added on if certain performance-related targets are met.”
Palermo were ready to cash in on Dybala after the Argentinian turned down a three-year contract extension in January with his current deal ending in June 2016.
Cordoba-born Dybala, who moved to Palermo in 2012 from home-town club Instituto, scored 13 goals and set up ten more in 33 league appearances to help the Sicilian outfit preserve their Serie A status for next season.
Juve clinched their fourth straight Scudetto last month and take on Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League final in Berlin on Saturday.