Following in the footsteps of icon Roberto Baggio, Federico Bernardeschi has completed his controversial move from Fiorentina to Juventus.
The Bianconeri parted with €40 million to land the winger from their bitter rivals, and Bernardeschi has become the highest profile player to leave Florence for Juventus since Baggio in 1990.
Bernardeschi is a product of Fiorentina's youth system and already a full Italian international, but here are some surprising facts that you may not have known about the 23-year-old.
Returning to Florence after his season at Crotone, Bernardeschi was immediately promoted to the first team at the behest of coach Vincenzo Montella.
The current AC Milan tactician had analysed DVDs of Bernardeschi’s performances with Crotone, and duly declared to Sporting Director Daniel Prade that the club had a star on it’s hands.
Bernardeschi was invited to Fiorentina’s training camp in Moena in the summer of 2014, before making his senior debut against Genoa in September.