Juventus sign France midfielder Matuidi from PSG

Lester Mason
August 19, 2017

According to M88 Blaise Matuidi is undergoing the second part of his medical test with Juventus, ahead of recruiting from Paris Saint-Germain who reportedly will be worth up to 30 million euros.

Matuidi, 30, has signed a three-year deal in Turin with the Italian club saying they had paid 20 million euros ($23.5 million, £18.2 million) plus a potential 10.5 million euros more in bonuses.

Juventus paid 20 million euros for the French worldwide, with another 10.5-million-euro bonus.

The midfielder played 295 times for PSG, scoring 33 goals, after joining from Ligue 1 rivals Saint-Etienne in 2011.

Juve have been active in the transfer window, with Matuidi's arrival adding to the likes of Federico Bernardeschi, Wojciech Szczesny, Mattia De Sciglio and Douglas Costa.

And the France worldwide is keen to get started at his new club, who have won six successive Serie A titles and reached the Champions League final twice in the last three years.

"I'm very proud, I feel happy to wear this great shirt, I'm very honoured", Matuidi told Juventus' official website. "He's a player who played every match with generosity and a permanent desire to win everything", said Paris Saint-Germain Chairman and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi.

"Blaise will remain in our hearts and he will always be welcome in the great family of PSG".

He nearly left the club previous year and now moves on with PSG needing to recoup some of their world-record 222 million-euro investment in Neymar.

"We wish him every success for this first challenge overseas and all the possible success with the French national team at the upcoming World Cup".

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