Juventus have agreed to sign the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Blaise Matuidi for £18.2m plus add-ons. The French man is one of PSG’s longest serving players but has been allowed to leave.
Blaise Matuidi has played for Paris St-Germain since 2011. Photograph: Gonzalo Fuentes / Reuters/Reuters
The Juventus CEO, Giuseppe Marotta, was in Monte Carlo on Wednesday to meet the PSG director Antero Henrique and to finalize a deal for the 30-year-old, who joined PSG from St-Etienne in 2011 and he has won four league titles during his stint in the French capital.
Matuidi, who has agreed a three-year deal with the Turin club, becomes Massimiliano Allegri’s 10th summer signing, following in the footsteps of Federico Bernardeschi, Juan Cuadrado, Douglas Costa and Wojciech Szczesny, among others.
It has been a turbulent summer at Juventus too with Allegri allowing the central defenderafter the two fell out at the end of last season.
PSG havewhile Dani Alves, who was at Juventus last season, also joined PSG on a free transfer.
The Italian season kicks off this weekend with Juventus taking on Cagliari at home on Saturday.