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Juventus reportedly sign Genoa midfielder Stefano Sturaro

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With the co-ownership deals resolutions now a thing of the past and in the rearview mirror, Juventus can solely concentrate on the construction of next season's squad.

Juventus have closed the deal for Stefano Sturaro. Roma were strongly interested in the 21-year-old midfielder and looked very close to signing the player. However, in the last hours, Juventus made a serious push and basically concluded the operation, they just need to define the last details and the clubs will meet tomorrow to do it. He will stay another year on loan at Genoa to grow and player consistently. It's a €5,5M deal plus some bonuses related to the future appearances at Juventus, the total cost could be around €8M. Genoa will receive the 15 percent of fee of a future sale.

(Source: Gianluca Di Marzio)

Now, you may be asking yourself the question "Who, exactly, is Stefano Sturaro?" Well, you're not alone.

Sturaro, who has been capped with the Italy Under-21 squad, made his debut with Genoa late in the 2012-13 season. He appeared 16 games with Genoa this past season, making 13 starts, scoring one goal and recording two assists. Sturaro profiles as more of a defensive midfielder more than anything else, and the seven yellows he was issue last season tells you he's got some room to improve when it comes to his tackling. Also something that can be improved upon? His passing, which was just a 75.4 percent success rate last year, according to WhoScored.

What will we also know in relatively short time? The fact that Sturaro will officially become a Juventus players sooner rather than later.