Juventus have officially completed the signing of Federico Bernardeschi from Fiorentina, the Turin-based outfit has confirmed.
The Italy international joins the Serie A Champions on a five-year deal after having successfully undergone his medical at Juve’s medical centre on Monday morning, for a transfer fee believed to be in the region of €40 million.
Following the winger’s performances last season, including a goal tally of 11, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was also interested in signing Bernardeschi as a possible alternative to his primary target Ivan Perisic, as per Football Italia.
However, the Old Lady outfit has now secured the 23-year-old’s services, and he is expected to link up with his new teammates in the United States ahead of International Champions Cup meetings with Paris Saint-Germain and Roma.
Fiorentina coach Stefano Pioli spoke about the wideman’s move to Turin before the official confirmation, by telling the reporters: “He’s made up his mind. I’ve only spoken to him once on the telephone and I can’t waste my energy thinking about what could have been. We just have to think about the future.”
With a move from Fiorentina to their bitter rivals Juventus, Bernardeschi has now followed the footsteps of the legendary Roberto Baggio, and he will now hope to emulate a similar sort of career with the Serie A giants.