After weeks of speculations and talks, Juventus Danish international Christian Poulsen has finally sealed his move to Liverpool. The 30 year old becomes the second Juve player to join the EPL after long serving midfielder and team mate Mauro Camoranesi revealed that he would be joining Birmingham City.
The two clubs agreed on a 5.5 million Euro fee that will be paid in two installments of 2.75 million with the first due on the day he officially signs for the Reds. The last installment will be paid on July 1st 2011. The length of the contract has not been revealed.
Poulsen joined Juventus from Sevilla in 2008 for 10 million Euros but has not been as effective as was anticipated. Another Bianconeri star seems to be on his way back to the Bundesliga after failing to live up to expectations in the Serie A.
Brazilian play maker Diego is rumoured to be on his way back to Germany with Wolfsburg being his most likely destination. The Former German champions have already agreed on a 17 million Euro transfer fee however, a salary is yet to be finalised.
This might open up the way for Dzeko to join the Bianconeri. The highly rated Bosnian striker has long been a major target for Serie A club Milan since last summer and after the Rossoneri revealed that they will not be buying anymore new players this summer, Juventus became the latest club to express their desire for the 26 year old.
With the appointment of Luigi Del Neri as coach and the signing of Pepe and Bonucci amongst others, the Bianconeri are seriously preparing for the new season. However, looking at the likes of Inter, Roma andeven Milan, Juventus still have a lot to do if they are to be champions of Italy.
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