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Official: Demiral leaves Sassuolo for Juventus

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The Turkish footballer has signed a 5-year contract with the Bianconeri after they will pay €18 million payable in four financial years.

With only 21-years of age, Turkish center-back Merih Demiral has been in many different clubs around the world.

He started his professional career in 2016 with AC Alcanenense, only to move to Sporting B the next year.

In 2018 he was loaned to Alanyaspor, making the definitive move in 2019.

But in January, he was loaned to Sassuolo, who was able to acquire his rights, before selling him today to Juventus in the Italian Lega Serie A.

“Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that the agreement with U.S. Sassuolo Calcio S.r.l. for the definitive acquisition of the registration rights of the player Merih Demiral has been finalized for a consideration of €18 million payable in four financial years,” the Bianconeri wrote on their official website.

“Juventus and the player have signed a 5-year contract of employment until 30 June 2024.”

The Bianconeri continued: “In fact, Demiral is the youngest defender to have scored at least two goals in the Serie A 2018/19 season after Cristian Romero.”

“While he is also the youngest defender to have scored twice in the five major European leagues in the 2018/19 campaign after Stuttgart’s Ozan Kabak.”