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OFFICIALLY OFFICIAL: Juventus sign Mohamed Ihattaren, loan him to Sampdoria

Another youngster added to the ranks.

PSV Eindhoven v PAOK Saloniki - Pre-season Friendly Photo by Ben Gal/BSR Agency/Getty Images

During the last few summers, Juventus hasn’t had many surprises on the final day of the summer transfer window. Most of the time, it’s a rather quiet day, with only small loan deals set to be finalized and that’s about it. Not many summer transfer windows have ended with a move like last year’s signing of Federico Chiesa with hours to spare.

While Juve hasn’t done anything to that magnitude a year later, there’s been some business done.

After bringing in Moise Kean on a two-year loan deal that has an obligation to buy, Juventus announced Tuesday that they have signed another promising youngster — PSV Eindhoven creative midfielder Mohamed Ihattaren for a reported fee of around €6 million. But the 19-year-old Dutchman won’t be teammates with Kean or anybody else in a Juventus jersey this season, as Juve immediately loaned Ihattaren to Sampdoria for the 2021-22 season in an attempt to get him regular playing time.

He has signed a contract with Juventus through 2025.

Ihattaren accomplished quite a bit at PSV despite his still-very young age. His is in the club’s record books as PSV’s youngest-ever goal scorer when scored at the age of 17 in December 2019. He made his professional debut at the age of 16 in 2018, and recorded a total of 74 appearances and scored 10 goals for PSV.

Juventus’ announcement of the deal describes him as the following: “The 19-year-old is an attacking midfielder who is packed with quick movements that are accompanied by excellent technique. He can play on the frontline but also switch along the whole attacking side.”

Just in case you’re wondering, Juventus faces Sampdoria on Sept. 26 in Turin.