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OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL: Juventus sign Riccardo Orsolini, loan him back to Ascoli

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Juventus already has a host of talented players under the age of 23 on their roster or on the books. You see them, you think of what they are in the present and what they could be in the future. Some, like Paulo Dybala and Daniele Rugani, are already here and helping now. Others, like Mattia Vitale and the recently-purchased Mattia Caldara, are viewed as future contributors rather than present-day solutions.

Throw in one more name for those players considered future contributors.

Juventus has announced its anticipated deal for Ascoli winger Riccardo Orsolini. After undergoing his medical exams last week at J Medical, there was only one more thing for the recently-turned 20-year-old winger to do — see his deal become officially official. And, even with the fact that he’s already back in Ascoli Piceno on loan for the rest of the season, Orsolini has become the latest young Italian to be added to Juventus’ stable of talented players from across the country.

Here, for your reading pleasure, is the nuts and bolts of the deal, courtesy of Juventus’ official website:

Juventus Football Club can today confirm that Riccardo Orsolini has agreed on a switch from Ascoli until 30 June 2021 for a fee of €6 million.

This sum, payable in two financial years, may increase by a further €4 million upon achieving certain conditions over the duration of the contract.

At the same time, Juventus has reached an agreement with Ascoli for the free loan of the 20-year-old winger until 30 June 2017.

Before he made his way to Turin, Orsolini had some quick thoughts on his then-soon-to-be completed move to Juventus. Here is what he told reporters in Milan:

“I am very proud to sign for Juventus, as it’s a great opportunity that makes me happy. I am happy to remain at Ascoli for a while longer, as it’ll be a good way to get me ready. It’s a delicate time for me, there is a lot of pressure, but I want to play my cards.”

Yes, it’s a short statement, but it’s also a sign that, at 19 years of age, he has a pretty realistic view of the situation. Making the jump to Juventus is huge for plenty of players. Not everybody is going to come in and make the kind of impact like Dybala did a season ago and score goals non-stop for two or three months.