The transfer window is open and the mercato rumors have begun flying. That said, Juventus seem to be focusing on a few very specific needs for the team, as well as the usual signings of young players who hold potential for the future. Juve have now completed yet another of these signings, with ex-PSG youngster Kingsley Coman officially signing with the club today, per the Juventus website.
The 18 year old Coman has agreed to a five year contract, though it is unknown if he will be a member of the first team, play with the youth squads, or go out on loan. Nevertheless, Coman is highly rated and this could be yet another fine free transfer for the club.
Here, from Juventus.com, is the club’s official press release:
Juventus Football Club can today confirm that Kingsley Coman has joined the club from Paris Saint-German after agreeing terms on a five-year contract. The 18-year-old French midfielder, born in Paris on 13 June 1996, began life at the US Sénart-Moissy academy, where his impressive performances soon attracted the attention of PSG, who swooped to secure his services in 2004. After rising through the youth ranks, Coman became PSG’s youngest ever player when he made his Ligue 1 debut at the age of 16 on 17 February 2013, coming off the bench to replace Marco Verratti against Sochaux. Coman, who is predominantly right-footed, is a technical and creative player blessed with extraordinary pace, long-range shooting ability and a unique vision to dictate the game. All these qualities have allowed him to don the national team’s jersey from the Under 16s up until the Under 21 squad where he made his debut in a friendly against Singapore on 2 June 2013. He marked his first appearance in style, scoring in a 6-0 win for Les Bleus.