Following Gianluigi Buffon’s announcement that he would be departing the Bianconeri this summer after 17 years of service, the Turin club had been in the market for a new custodian to challenge Wojciech Sczcesny.
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Lengthy negotiations with Genoa have finally reached a conclusion, with Perin signing a four-year contract and sealing his much anticipated switch, as announced on Juventus’ official website.
Perin arrives at the Allianz Stadium after Juventus agreed an initial €12 million transfer fee with the Grifone, with payments spread over three seasons, in addition to a further €3m in performance-related bonuses.
“I’m very excited and I come here with the utmost humility because I have a lot to learn,” Perin told Juventus.com. “I hope to do my bit for the cause and help when needed. I’ll try to make sure that I am ready.
“The club were very interested in me and when they got in touch with my agent I just had to say yes. It’s one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities and I couldn’t turn Juventus down.”
The 25-year-old has spent his entire professional career with Genoa, aside from loan spells at Padova and Pescara, and captained the club after establishing himself as first choice in 2013.