Juve bring in reinforcements
Juventus have completed the permanent signing of promising defender Alberto Masi and also struck a deal for James Troisi
By Edwin Chong
Last Updated: 22/08/12 8:50pm
Juventus have completed the permanent signing of promising defender Alberto Masi and also struck a deal for James Troisi.
Masi, 19, moved to the Serie A champions on a co-ownership deal with Pro Vercelli earlier in the summer.
But, after impressing Massimo Carrera throughout pre-season, La Vecchia have opted to secure the Italy Under 21 international's services outright.
A statement on the club's official website read: "Alberto Masi is 100 per cent a Juventus player.
"An agreement has been reached for Pro Vercelli to concede their half of his registration."
Juve have also clinched the signing of Troisi but the Australian will be loaned out to Atalanta in a complex deal involving Manolo Gabbiadini.
The talented winger recently agreed to a four-year contract with the Serie A champions but will spend at least the next season on loan at Atalanta.
As part of an agreement with the Bergamo club, Juve will also pay €3.5million (£2.8m) to take co-ownership of Italy's rising star Gabbiadini, who will then be loaned out to Bologna for one year.
Troisi, who was born to an Italian father, had been expected to join the Old Lady since leaving Turkish outfit Kayserispor in April.
The 24 year-old turned down a lucrative deal to play in Qatar to follow his dream of playing in Italy's top flight.