Juventus have announced the signing of Palermo striker Paulo Dybala on a five-year contract for an initial fee of €32m that could rise to €40million.
The Argentinian forward who joined Palermo in 2012 from his boyhood club Instituto, scored 13 league goals and registering 10 assists last season.
The Premier League club with the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea were interested in his signature, but the 21-year-old has opted to remain in Italy with the Italian champions.
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The Old Lady confirmed the deal on their official site:
“Juventus Football Club can announce that an agreement has been reached with Palermo for the services of Paulo Dybala, who has signed a five-year contract.
A fee of €32 million, payable over four years, has been agreed, with a potential extra €8 million to be added on if certain performance-related targets are met.”
Dybala will now compete with the world-class attacking options with the likes of Carlos Tevez, Alvaro Morata and Fernando Llorente for a regular place in Turin.
He will officially become a Juve player on 1st July, when the summer transfer window opens.