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Report: Juventus, Genoa agree to €15 million deal for Mattia Perin


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There has been very little suspense when it comes to Juventus’ pursuit of Genoa goalkeeper Mattia Perin. One party wants said player, the other party is more than willing to negotiate and not hold an auction for said players’ services, and said player is more than happy to join the club that is trying to sign him this summer.

From the outside looking in, Juventus’ negotiations with Genoa seem to have come across as relatively stress-free and easy along the way.

And now, it looks they’re over — in a good kind of way.

Juventus and Genoa have reportedly agreed to the well-established €15 million that will see Perin play his home games at Allianz Stadium next season (and hopefully many more after that), according to Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio late Wednesday night.

Time for details!

After five seasons spent at Genoa, Mattia Perin is ready to start the next chapter of his career at Juventus. The former Padova keeper will join the Serie A champions after an agreement with Genoa was reached on the basis of €12 million plus €3 million in bonuses.

Perin will sign a four year deal with the bianconeri with an annual salary of €2.5 million, he’ll compete with Wojcheck Szczesny to replace Gigi Buffon

While we can pretty much assume that the transfer fee will be in the neighborhood of €15 million, it will be interesting to see how the final breakdown of it comes out as being. If it’s the situation that Di Marzio lays out above, then that’s a pretty damn good deal from Beppe Marotta’s point of view — especially when you consider that Wojciech Szczesny pretty much cost the same amount last summer, too.

We’re all interested to see this goalkeeper competition go down. Szczesny is the starter, Perin is the new guy in town who wants to make an impact, and Max Allegri is the guy who has to make all of the decisions.

Although, no matter who he chooses, it seems like he can’t go wrong. This might not be a Gigi Buffon and Woj Szczesny kind of tandem between the sticks, but it’s not all that far off. Spoiled, Allegri is.