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OFFICIAL: Juventus sign Federico Bernardeschi

July 24, 2017 - 5:44 pm

Juventus have confirmed the signing of Federico Bernardeschi on a 5-year contract.

The Fiorentina winger arrived in Turin for his Juve medical earlier today and has been confirmed as Juventus player via a statement on the clubs official website:

AGREEMENT WITH FIORENTINA FOR THE ACQUISITION OF FEDERICO BERNARDESCHI

Torino, July 24, 2017 – Juventus Football Club S.p.A. Announces that it has finalized the agreement with ACF Fiorentina S.p.A. For the final acquisition of the right to sporting performance by footballer Federico Bernardeschi. The fee was set at €40 million, payable in three years, and can be increased by 10% of the price of a player’s upcoming transfer, up to a maximum of € 5 million. Juventus signed a five-year sports performance contract with the same player until June 30, 2022.

It’s been reported that Bernardeschi missed out on an additional 1m in salary by turning down other offers as he wanted to join Juventus and he may be handed the coveted ’10’ shirt as a reward.

The 23-year-old is expected to fly to the US tomorrow where he’ll join his teammates in Boston ahead of Juve’s next friendly against Paris Saint-Germain.

Speaking in his first interview as a Juventus player, Federico talked of the emotions he felt when joining the Bianconeri.

“I’d like to thank everybody” he told JTV, “A lot of people came to greet me, which was a really nice feeling.”

“I’m now at the service of Allegri and the team.”

Berna was asked about being from Carrara, just like Gigi Buffon who has spoken very highly of him in the past.

“I say this all the time: Gigi is a model for everyone, both in Italy and overseas. He’s a true symbol of my city. He’s won the World Cup, he’ll be my captain here and also in the national team. I want to thank him for his kind words.

“Fino alla fine, Forza Juventus.”

 

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    Olly023 July 24, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    FORZA BERNARDESSSSCCCHHHHIIIIIIIIIIII~!~!

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    BartWos July 24, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    ———-Higuain——————-
    Costa – Dybala – Bernardeschi

    Finally Juve has serious wings, I hope they will use them skillfully.

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      JuveMarchisio July 25, 2017 at 11:13 am

      would swap Berna and costa … don’t like a leftfoot on the right, too limited, yeah yeah Robben, I know, but he is bernardeschi not robben

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        Theo July 25, 2017 at 4:34 pm

        Actually Dybala, Costa and Berna are all left footed

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          JuveMarchisio July 26, 2017 at 9:00 am

          yeah but Costa is IMO the only one capable to throw crosses from the right side, if it must via the left behind the right 😉 That’s why I hoped to see a rightfooted player been bought aswell, Keita has 2 good feet, would be awesome signing

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        Xx RForcE xX July 25, 2017 at 11:12 pm

        lol Messi? left footed

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          JuveMarchisio July 26, 2017 at 9:00 am

          proves my point I guess

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            Xx RForcE xX July 26, 2017 at 1:18 pm

            it counters your point in fact.leo play as a rw mate and we all know how great he is

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            JuveMarchisio July 27, 2017 at 10:44 am

            my point is superstars are getting away with it, but he is Berna he is not yet a superstar, so I prefer him in a central or on a more natural left position, Dybala is numero uno for the 10 spot so Berna Left, Douglas Costa played with Shaktar an the right so he is trained for that position

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    Moderator July 24, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Pretty obscene attack we have for next season – Costa and Berna tearing down the wings, Dybala free to pull the strings, big Pipa up front knocking them in – Bravo Beppe !

    Berna can play LW/RW/SS/AM even as a WB – We’re covered in the entire attack – Even young Moise can deputise for Higuain.

    Only a MF/CB/RB away from being set for the next season and a new assault on that trophy that i refuse to mention by name.

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      RequiemForTheUnderdog July 25, 2017 at 12:38 am

      Costa – Berna- and Dybala, can all pretty much play the same positions, which makes interchanging positions in games easier, and marking them infinitely more complicated!

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      JuveMarchisio July 25, 2017 at 11:21 am

      Actually Pjanic/Marchisio/Khedira/betancur/Mandragora/Sturaro wouldn’t buy a CM in the likes of Can, Nzonzi, Matuidi if it not Matic, that Cancelo dude as RB I wouldn’t mind 😉 just know him from youtube, but everybody seems to be excited about him… I would keep Lichtsteiner though if he wants that himself, he is a real pro and can guide the youngsters

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    JuveMarchisio July 25, 2017 at 11:24 am

    and Pjaca / Kean … we have the future!