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Juventus Sign Genoa Midfielder Tomas Rincon

Serie A leaders Juventus have gotten even stronger with the news that Genoa’s Tomas Rincon will undergo a medical on Thursday after the Serie A champions struck up a deal to sign the midfielder. The deal is believed to be an initial six-month loan deal which Juventus will have an option to make permanent at the end of the season €7m.

The 28-year-old Rincon has been in fine form for Genoa and had been linked with several other Italian clubs including Inter.

But the lure of trophies and champions league football at Juventus won out and Rincon will compete for a place in the most competitive midfield group in Serie A.

The Venezuela captain is set to become the Bianconeri’s first signing in January.

Rincon has started 16 of Genoa’s 18 Serie A games so far this season, continuing his record as an ever-present — when fit — since moving from Hamburg on a free transfer in 2014. He has made a total of 78 Serie A appearances in addition to the 106 times he played in the Bundesliga for HSV.

Juve head into 2017 with a four-point advantage over Roma at the top of Serie A with a game in hand over their rivals, while they will face Porto in the round of 16 in the Champions League.