Dusan Vlahovic has officially signed a four-and-a-half-year contract for Juventus – with the Italian giants to pay Fiorentina over THREE YEARS.
The Serbian striker was Arsenal’s main target in this window as they look to strengthen in the race for the top four.
It is also believed that Tottenham and Newcastle, the other English Premier League sides, made representations but, much to Fiorentina’s frustration, Vlahovic and his agents did not come to the table.
It soon became clear it was because he had his heart set on Juve, who had accepted a €70m (£58m) offer.
Vlahovic was in Turin for his medical on Friday and has now officially signed until 2026, with an option for a further year.
As the Serie A giants are listed on the Italian stock exchange, they are required to disclose financial details of their transfer deals.
And Juve’s official statement reveals that they will pay Fiorentina over a three-year period, along with almost £10million in fees.
The announcement read: “Juventus Football Club SpA announces that it has reached an agreement with the club ACF Fiorentina Srl for the definitive acquisition of the right to sports services of the player Dušan Vlahović for an amount of 70 million euros, payable in three years, plus the solidarity contribution provided for by the FIFA regulations and incidental charges for a total of 11.6 million euros.
“In addition, bonuses of up to a maximum of 10 million euros are envisaged for the achievement of certain sporting objectives.
“Juventus have signed a sports performance contract with the same player until June 30, 2026.”
This means the transfer fee is £58m payable over three years, plus a potential £8m in bonuses.