Juventus complete €12m swoop for Perin

Ahead of Gianluigi Buffon's departure, Juventus have signed Genoa and Italy goalkeeper Mattia Perin.

Juventus have announced the signing of Italy international Mattia Perin from Genoa for a fee of €12 million, rising to a possible €15million.

The 25-year-old goalkeeper, who started for Italy in Monday's 1-1 draw with the Netherlands, has signed a four-year contract at Juventus Stadium, where veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon departed at the end of the 2017-18 season.

Perin broke through at Genoa in 2013 after loans spells at Padova and Pescara and played for the club 150 times, but he has opted to join Massimiliano Allegri's title-winning team as they hunt for an eighth consecutive Scudetto in 2018-19.

The deal will see Juventus pay €12m over a three-year period, with an additional €3m payable if certain contractual conditions are met during that time.

Perin will compete with Wojciech Szczesny to be Juventus' first-choice goalkeeper, a challenge he is looking forward to.

"I have a lot of enthusiasm, I come here on tip-toes with the utmost humility and a lot to learn, but hope I can give the team a helping hand and contribute to the cause when called upon," he told the official Juventus website.

"The club showed strong interest and when they contacted my agent, I couldn't help but say yes. These are chances that pass by only once in life and I couldn't say no to Juventus."