Italian champions, Juventus, have completed the transfer of midfielder, Blaise Matuidi from french side, Paris Saint-Germain, PSG.
The 30-year-old has subsequently put pen to paper on a three-year contract worth €20million, but could rise to €30.5million based on appearances.
“Juventus Football Club announces that the agreement with SASP Paris Saint-Germain Football for the definitive acquisition of the registration rights of the player Blaise Matuidi has been finalised for a consideration of € 20 million payable in 3 financial years,” a statement on the club’s official website read.
“The purchase value may increase by a further maximum of €10,5 million on the number of player’s appearances in Juventus official matches in the next three seasons. Juventus and the player have signed a 3-year contract of employment until 30 June 2020,” it concluded.
Matuidi spent six fruitful years at the French capital as a key member of the PSG first team, making over 200 appearances, scoring 33 times for the club, while winning Ligue 1 four times, five Super Cup crowns, four League Cups and three French Cups.
The France international becomes Juve’s fifth signing of the summer, following the arrivals of goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny, Mattia De Sciglo, Douglas Costa and Federico Bernardeschi.
Matuidi, who was initially linked with a move to a host of English clubs, including Manchester United, could make his debut as early as this weekend, against Cagliari as Juventus begin their title defence.
Matuidi has 52 caps for France, scoring eight goals in the process.