Thursday, 1 July 2010

[Mercato] Juve tie up double deal

Juventus have continued to revamp their squad for the new season with the signings of centre-back Leonardo Bonucci from Genoa and Catania winger Jorge Martinez.

Both players have put pen to paper on five-year contracts, with Italian international Bonucci arriving for a €15.5million fee and the transfer of Uruguay's Martinez worth about €12million.

Bonucci, 23, had an impressive 2009-10 season with co-owners Bari – featuring in every minute of their Serie A campaign. The former Inter youngster was named in Marcello Lippi's FIFA World Cup squad yet failed to appear on the pitch as the Azzurri bowed out at the group stage.


The 27-year-old Martinez joins the Bianconeri after three successful seasons at Catania in which the attacker scored 22 goals in 86 league games. However, the former Montevideo Wanderers and Club Nacional player was overlooked for his national team's trip to South Africa.

Juventus have already taken Italy winger Simone Pepe on loan from Udinese and captured AC Milan goalkeeper Marco Storari this summer. And the transfer campaign isn't over, with the Turin giants set to loan Marco Motta from Udinese.

Source: UEFA

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