Juve sign Sturaro and loan him back to Genoa

Juventus have signed Genoa midfielder Stefano Sturaro and loaned him immediately back to their Serie A rivals for next season.

Sturaro has agreed a five-year contract with the defending Serie A champions after the two clubs agreed a €5.5 million transfer.

With competition for places high at Juventus Stadium, the club have opted to leave Sturaro with Genoa for the 2014-15 campaign, enabling him to continue his development before linking up with Antonio Conte's squad.

A statement from Juve read: "Juventus announces that the agreement with Genoa for the definitive acquisition of the registration rights of Stefano Sturaro has been finalised. 

"The contract includes the payment by Juventus of €5.5m over three years.

"The purchase value may increase by a further €3.5m depending on performances during the contract from 2015-16."

Sturaro made 16 appearances for Genoa last term, having risen through the youth system at Stadio Luigi Ferraris.

The 21-year-old had a loan spell at Serie B outfit Modena in the previous campaign.


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