OFFICIAL: Juventus signs Benatia from Bayern

The 29-year-old Morocco international returns to Serie A after two years at the Allianz Arena, after Juve announced their latest acquisition of the transfer window

Juventus has signed Medhi Benatia on loan from Bayern Munich with the option of making the deal permanent in 2017.

The former Roma defender will spend the next year in Turin as the clubs agreed a three million euro ($3.3 million) fee for the temporary switch. 

If Juve wishes to make the deal permanent, it will have to meet a clause of €17 million ($18.8 million) by next May. 

Benatia is no stranger to Serie A, having spent four years in Italy with Udinese and Roma. 

The Morocco international spent two seasons at Bayern, who signed him for €26 million ($28.8 million) back in August 2014. 

He made 46 appearances at the club under Pep Guardiola, scoring three goals. 

Benatia becomes Juve’s third completed signing of the transfer window, after bringing in Dani Alves from Barcelona and Roma midfielder Miralem Pjanic.

The original version of this story which was published by Serie A can be viewed here.

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