Tuttosport are reporting that Juventus have all but sealed the signing of Genoa striker Pietro Pellegri.
The deal is reportedly worth €10m up front and up to €15m in bonuses (close to £22m in total). Another Italian newspaper, the Gazzetta Dello Sport, reported yesterday that Juve were in negotiations with Genoa about the 16 year old, with Arsenal, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain also interested in the forward.
It looks as though the Gunners’ hopes of beating the Bianconeri to Pellegri’s signature have now been extinguished completely.
Genoa were reportedly willing to sell the promising striker for €30m, and it seems that as long as he fulfils his talent, that they will receive close to their asking price.
One of the key reasons that the deal has been agreed, according to Tuttosport, is that Juventus have agreed to loan Pellegri back to Genoa for the next 18 months.
The Italian Under 19 international has only played nine senior games, but he is seen as one of the brightest young talents in Italy.