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Hellas Verona midfielder Rômulo completes medical in Turin and joins Juventus on loan

Milan's Keisuke Honda [R] challenges Rômulo of Hellas Verona during their Serie A match at San Siro on January 19, 2014
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Juventus have announced the signing of midfielder Rômulo on a season-long loan from Hellas Verona.

The 27 year-old, who was only purchased outright for a reported fee of €3.5 million from Fiorentina last month, completed his medical in Turin earlier today.

“Juventus Football Club can today confirm that Rômulo Souza Orestes has joined the club on a one-season loan from Hellas Verona for a fee of €1 million,” read a statement on Juventus’s official website.

“The agreement provides Juventus with the option to purchase the midfielder outright at the end of the 2014/15 campaign for €6 million, an amount which would be paid over the course of three years.

“This option will be automatically triggered if Rômulo plays in 60 per cent or more of the team’s official fixtures this season.”

Rômulo’s move to Juventus comes on the back of an outstanding 2013/14 campaign on loan at newly-promoted Verona. Having managed just two goals in 34 appearances across two seasons with Fiorentina, he came to prominence in Veneto with six goals and eight assists in 33 matches.

That return earned him a place in Italy’s provisional squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup - he has duel nationality - but injury cost him a place in the final 23.

Rômulo’s arrival at Juventus will likely allow Chile international Mauricio Isla to leave the Scudetto holders. The wing-back has been linked with Queens Park Rangers.


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