Juventus have announced their re-signing of Rolando Mandragora on a €10.7m deal, although the player will remain at Udinese on loan.
23-year-old Mandragora has already had quite the rollercoaster of a career, having played for five different clubs to date. He will hope to stay at Juventus in the long run after signing a permanent deal.
The Serie A champions released a brief statement on their website on Sunday morning confirming the transfer. They will pay Udinese €10.7m across the current season and the next one. The defensive midfielder, however, will stay with Luca Gotti’s side on loan for the rest of the 2020/21 campaign.
Udinese also have an option to extend the loan into the following season and may receive up to €6m in bonuses depending on some pre-determined aims. Moreover, they won’t be required to pay any loan fees to Juve.
The capture of Mandragora means Juventus have now made four major signings in addition to Arthur Melo, Alvaro Morata, and Weston McKennie. Although the last two are only on loan deals until further notice.
As for Mandragora, the Italian emerged at Genoa in 2014 and made his Serie A debut against none other than Juventus.
The Naples-native had a spell on loan with Pescara in 2015/16 before joining the Bianconeri on a €9m deal. However, he made just one appearance for the senior team and spent time on loan at Crotone before completing a €20m transfer to Udinese in 2018.
Mandragora, who has also represented the Italian national team on one occasion, has since made 64 appearances in all competitions for Udinese.