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Juventus sign 19-year-old Atalanta star Dejan Kulusevski for £30m… but he will rejoin Parma on loan for the rest of the season

Juventus have completed the £30million signing of Dejan Kulusevski from Atalanta, but he will be going back on loan to Parma until the end of the season.

The £30million fee, paid in five installments, could increase by €9million (£7.6m) based on conditions built into the contract, which runs until 2024.

Kulusevski is currently already on loan at Parma from Atalanta, and has made 19 appearances so far this season, scoring four goals and providing seven assists.

It’s a hefty price for the midfielder, especially considering he won’t actually be playing for Juventus this season, but the club appear to believe in his talent.

Kulusevski had been a target of Inter Milan and Manchester United throughout this season, with scouts left impressed by the 19-year-old’s creativity and composure.

Parma are currently seventh in Serie A, and are chasing European football next season themselves, while Juventus are level on points with Inter Milan at the top, and Atalanta are in fifth.

He joined Atalanta in 2016 from Swedish side Brommapojkarna, and the Swedish side would be in line to receive a per cent of the final fee. 

‘I like to have the ball at my feet,’ the 19-year-old told Sportbladet earlier this year.

‘I used to dribble a lot when I was a kid but I have got better at moving the ball more quickly.

‘I have developed my defensive game, that was a weakness before, and that has made me a more complete player.’

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