The French connection at Juventus is growing one teenager at a time.
Juventus announced on Monday that Coman, who has been associated with a move to the Turin giants for months, has officially joined the club after putting pen to paper on a five-year contract. Coman, who had his contract deposited by Juventus last week, was in Turin earlier in the day Monday to complete his medical examinations before signing his contract.
Coman is the second signing of the season after Genoa midfielder Stefano Sturaro agreed to a move to Turin back on July 1. Juventus also brought back midfielder Luca Marrone, so you could technically say they've signed three players (or maybe since it was co-ownership it's 2 1/2). But unlike Sturaro, Coman arrives on a free transfer this summer.
Besides the official announcement that Coman is now a Juventus player, the club's official website had this to say about the 18-year-old Frenchman who can give Paul Pogba a run for his money when it comes to interesting hairstyles:
The 18-year-old French midfielder, born in Paris on 13 June 1996, began life at the US Sénart-Moissy academy, where his impressive performances soon attracted the attention of PSG, who swooped to secure his services in 2004.
After rising through the youth ranks, Coman became PSG's youngest ever player when he made his Ligue 1 debut at the age of 16 on 17 February 2013, coming off the bench to replace Marco Verratti against Sochaux.
Coman, who is predominantly right-footed, is a technical and creative player blessed with extraordinary pace, long-range shooting ability and a unique vision to dictate the game.
All these qualities have allowed him to don the national team's jersey from the Under 16s up until the Under 21 squad where he made his debut in a friendly against Singapore on 2 June 2013. He marked his first appearance in style, scoring in a 6-0 win for Les Bleus.
Sounds good. Thanks for the up-to-date bio, guys. Now we get to wait and see how he will be used by Antonio Conte. I'm sure he's going to take full advantage of the 'extraordinary pace' and 'unique vision to dictate the game.'
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