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OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL: Juventus defender Hordur Magnusson joins Cesena on loan

Valerio Pennicino

Juventus' young contingent of on-loan players at Cesena just doubled. (Yeah, from one to two. Hey, it's technically doubled.)

Both clubs announced on Thursday that 21-year-old Icelandic defender Hordur Magnusson has joined the newly-promoted Serie A side on a season-long loan. Magnusson joins goalkeeper Nicola Leali, who agreed to a loan move to Cesena two and a half weeks ago on July 7. The two also played together last season with Spezia.

From Juventus' official website:

Hordur Magnusson has this afternoon joined Serie A newcomers Cesena on a one-season loan deal.

The 21-year-old defender, who spent the last campaign on a co-ownership deal with Spezia, will continue his development at the Stadio Dino Manuzzi after Juventus purchased the remaining 50 per cent of his registration rights.

From Cesena's official website:

A.C. Cesena communicate the acquisition of the sports performances of Hordur Bjorvin Magnusson on loan with option to buy and counter-option. The Icelandic defender, born in 1993, arrives from Juventus FC and already reached the retreat at Acquapartita.

And for third confirmation:

The season at Spezia was Magnusson's first senior level experience after joining Juventus' primavera squad in 2011. And now, at the tender age of 21, he will be making the step up to see if he can hang with the big boys — and try to avoid relegation at the same time — in Serie A.

Good luck, kid. And remember to take it easy when you play Juventus twice this upcoming season.