Udinese signs Mandragora from Juventus

Juventus has sold midfielder Rolando Mandragora to Serie A side Udinese, but retains the option of bringing him back to Turin.

Rolando Mandragora speaking with the media during a Italy press conference.   -  Getty Images

Udinese has completed the signing of midfielder Rolando Mandragora from Juventus.

The 21-year-old moves to the Stadio Friuli for a fee of €20 million, although Juve has inserted a buy-back clause of €26 million which will be active at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.

Mandragora, a defensive midfielder, spent last season on loan at Crotone, making 36 appearances in Serie A as the southern club was relegated.

He was called up by Italy boss Roberto Mancini in June, debuting for the Azzurri in a 3-1 loss to recently crowned world champion France.

Mandragora is the first significant departure from Juve since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo for £99.2 million.


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