Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Juventus agree deal for Mehdi Benatia

Italian champions Juventus are set to complete the signing of Moroccan defender Mehdi Benatia from Bayern Munich, La Gazzetta dello Sport can reveal.

The Bianconeri are set to make the former AS Roma star their third marquee signing of the summer, having previously recruited Miralem Pjanic and Dani Alves.

Benatia arrived in Turin to undergo a medical after Bayern Munich had accepted a €20 million offer for his services.

Juventus will pay €3 million for a season-long loan, while a €17 million purchase option will be automatically triggered after a set number of appearances.

Having struggled for playing time at Allianz Arena, Benatia has jumped at the opportunity to join Juventus, and he will be looking to take over from Andrea Barzagli as a starting centre-back on the right hand side.

The 29-year-old had previously enjoyed very successful spells with Udinese and Roma, scoring 11 goals in 113 Serie A outings.

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