Date: 8th June 2018 at 10:13pm
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Juventus have announced the permanent signing of Italian international goalkeeper Mattia Perin from Genoa.

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.

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.