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OFFICIAL: Juventus confirm the signing of Sami Khedira

June 9, 2015 - 3:57 pm

Juventus have completed the signing of Sami Khedira on a free transfer.

The German midfielder has long been expected to complete a move to Turin and the club announced his transfer earlier today via their official website:

“The 28-year-old, who will officially join from Real Madrid on a free transfer on 1 July 2015, has agreed terms on a four-year contract which expires on 30 June 2019.

Born in Stuttgart, Khedira progressed through the youth sector of his local side before making his professional debut in a Bundesliga encounter against Hertha Berlin on 1 October 2006.

Following four seasons and a championship winners’ medal, the midfielder left for Real Madrid in the summer of 2010, a club with whom he would go on to achieve success in La Liga, the Copa del Rey (twice), the Supercopa de Espana, the UEFA Super Cup, the Champions League and the Club World Cup.

On the international scene, he captained Germany Under-21s to European Championship glory in 2009 before also being part of the Die Mannschaft squad which won the World Cup at last year’s tournament in Brazil.

Khedira, who is normally deployed in front of the defence as a ball-winning midfielder, is able to cover a lot of ground while also possessing excellent passing and shooting ability, and great vision of the game.

Bianconeri boss Massimiliano Allegri is set to add a player of class, quality and international experience to his ranks, ready to enrich one of the strongest midfields in world football.”

Khedira becomes Juve’s second signing this summer, with Paulo Dybala having completed his medical last week.

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    Papilaya(John)™★★★ June 9, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    So anyone else gonna joinme in my journey to turin, so i could physically kiss Marottas magical eye?

    After all the trash we gave him last summer, hes returned it with spoiling us…

    Marchisio, Vidal, Pogba, Pereyra, Sturaro and mow Khedira? Doubt theres a midfield stronger and deeper than ours.

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      BelgianJuventino June 9, 2015 at 8:09 pm

      And he’s beginning to see the value of splashing some more cash on well documented, quality players! Now just be able to sell them too and it’s perfect xD

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      JuveMondo June 9, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      My only problem is that we have a lot of box to box destroyer types. Pereyra is the only attacking midfielder. Agree with you nonetheless

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    Moderator June 9, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    Khedira, Marchisio, Pogba, Vidal, Pirlo

    Combined cost ? £11m

    Thats a beast of a midfield for next season

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      JuveMondo June 9, 2015 at 8:11 pm

      Romeo Agresti reporting that Pirlo is moving to NY and he’s usually pretty accurate unfortunately

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        Moderator June 9, 2015 at 8:37 pm

        There was a lot of talk of this – then they said Sydney. Romeo is almost always right….but theres a chance Pirlo might stay. I hope he does

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          JuveMondo June 10, 2015 at 2:17 pm

          Agreed. Always a good thing to have a player like him in your squad. Also starting to worry a little about Tevez too.

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    Moderator June 9, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    What are peoples thoughts on Pirlo ? It it time for him to move on ?

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      Jack Handey June 9, 2015 at 9:45 pm

      I think so. As much as I love Pirlo, the team on the pitch would be better off without him now. No one could have said that in years past, but this year has shown that to be true. Pirlo leaving will also free Allegri to make decisions based on merit instead of legacy. Of course, he shouldn’t be forced out. Thankfully, Pirlo doesn’t seem like the kind of player who will overstay his welcome.

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      Peter June 9, 2015 at 10:13 pm

      Well, Marchisio replaced him quite well whenever he played instead, so if Pirlo doesn’t want to be a back up, I think he should leave to earn ridiculous amount of money somewhere.

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      Papilaya(John)™★★★ June 9, 2015 at 11:23 pm

      Heartbroken by Pirlos tears, but he has been in decline. Marchisio did an excellent job “filling” in for him. I feel the only seperating Marchisio and Pirlo is charisma. Marchisio too has rhe ability to split open defenses with a single pass, has great technique(but doesnt show it often) and i as an overall masterclass midfielder. I dont think im being biased towards Marchisio, he truly makes a huge impact, but gets little credit for it and i think its time we let him join Gigi in leading this amzing group of players to glory.

      I honestly dont mind Pirlo staying, but he cant just start because hes Pirlo. Pereyra deserved the start ahead of him in the final. He and Marchisio imo were our two top midfielders this season.

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      tpick June 10, 2015 at 1:00 am

      He needs to go to the MLS where he can play 2-3 more seasons. Marchisio, Khedira and Pereyra can all slot in if need be.

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      BelgianJuventino June 10, 2015 at 5:33 am

      I dont mind him staying, he is still a great player with the best vision and a great free kick taker. That being said, I think he should be a sub or play the easier matches now.

      He slows down the game when we need it to speed up, he loses the ball in front of our defense sometimes and that just cant happen in big games.

      I love Pirlo but whatever happens now, whether he stays or leaves, I’m okay with it

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    ho Hi June 9, 2015 at 9:56 pm

    Pirlo is way to slow. He really should go.

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    tpick June 10, 2015 at 1:05 am

    Dybala, Khedira so far, and Rugani should be officially ours July 1. Pretty good summer. Now to buy Berardi and Zaza, and cancel the Morata buy-back. Still need a LB and a CM for the, more than likely, departing Pirlo and Pogba/Vidal. Darmian and Allan should do.

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      BelgianJuventino June 10, 2015 at 5:34 am

      That would be pretty damn good.

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      JuveMondo June 10, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      Why are you so sure one of them leaves? You make it sound like a given

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        BelgianJuventino June 10, 2015 at 3:27 pm

        It seems very likely, by adding Khedira and still looking for another that one or two of the current midfielders will leave us

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          JuveMondo June 10, 2015 at 3:34 pm

          I would hate to see Vidal or Pogba leave this summer. I know financially speaking it would be best to sell Vidal now but I would hate to see him go

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            BelgianJuventino June 10, 2015 at 5:59 pm

            Same here, but if it has to be one, better Vidal than Pogba. Vidal’s value will only go down from here, with age working against him soon. Pogba can only grow more

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            JuveMondo June 10, 2015 at 6:04 pm

            Agreed. Marotta just had an interview where he said that Benitez is going to be asking for him since they’re good friends. If we could milk RM for a lot of $$ then I would do it. He also said that Tevez is more likely to leave than Pirlo is which seems a little concerning to me

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            BelgianJuventino June 11, 2015 at 9:42 am

            Vidal should at the very least generate 40mill before you let him go, Pogba twice that much.

            Yeah Tevez just has to stay here, he’s too good to move to Boca juniors and he’s settled in at Juve and Turin, I don’t see why he should leave. Not for the money too, he already has more than he can spend in a lifetime

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            JuveMondo June 11, 2015 at 1:11 pm

            Rumors that Mandzukic would be his replacement and idk if I like that. Different types of players i guess. But anyway lets hope carlitos stays one more year

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            BelgianJuventino June 12, 2015 at 8:49 am

            Not really what I would want either, but I’d go for it anyway, mainly to be a mentor for the young strikers

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    Active-Camo16 June 10, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Does anyone know what number Dybala will take? I hope it’s 11 or 16…

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      JuveMondo June 10, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      My guess is 7 with Pepe going

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        Active-Camo16 June 11, 2015 at 5:28 am

        But I don’t want Pepe to go…

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          JuveMondo June 11, 2015 at 1:10 pm

          I think his contract is expiring this summer?

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            Active-Camo16 June 11, 2015 at 2:14 pm

            That’s just tragic… His potential ruined by injury… Second best free kick taker in the squad…

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            JuveMondo June 11, 2015 at 2:22 pm

            Better than Tevez? He had that beauty against Roma

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            Active-Camo16 June 11, 2015 at 2:45 pm

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FZLJJiPWp8

            I may have a slight Italian bias but Pepe is a damn good free kick taker…

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            JuveMondo June 11, 2015 at 5:09 pm

            Oh by all means I love the guy. Apparently him and Pirlo are the biggest pranksters in the locker room and he seems to get along great with everybody. He just doesn’t really have a spot anymore so I don’t see him coming back

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            Active-Camo16 June 11, 2015 at 5:28 pm

            Hate to admit its true that he doesn’t have a spot but its just terribly sad to see him leave… I hope he stays in Series A at Udinese or something… Or joins West Ham…

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    Forza_afyounis_juve June 10, 2015 at 11:26 am

    Whats the deal with all these tevez rumors looking for a new challenge
    atletico madrid n psg involved

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      JuveMondo June 10, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      haha I don’t like it at all

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    tpick June 10, 2015 at 2:09 pm

    https://football-italia.net/67602/juventus-cagliari-nainggolan-deal

    No. Nainggolan is a waste, and 18m + a player + another on loan is too much for a slightly above average 27 yr old. Allan would be 16-18m, and is younger, and better. He was the best box to box in Serie A this season, hands down. Nainggolan was maybe 4-5th best. Use your damn head Marotta. I want the next Vidal, not the next Christian Poulsen.

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      BelgianJuventino June 10, 2015 at 3:26 pm

      Agreed, I think Nainggolan is completely overrated, he’s not even close to Vidal.
      Not worth that money at that age with better alternatives on the market

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    Moderator June 10, 2015 at 7:32 pm

    I know it’s a real pain in the arse, but i started a new thread because Beppe Marotta made some really important statements about the players futures today.

    https://www.juvefc.com/marotta-pirlo-and-pogba-want-to-stay-tevez/