French midfielder BlaiseMatuidi has completed a €20 million move from Paris Saint Germain to Juventus on a three-year contract after undergoing medicals on Thursday.
There is also a possibility of the fee rising to as high as €30.5 million depending on the number of appearances the France international makes during his three year stay in Turin.
This latest addition will most certainly sooth their deficiencies in the middle of the park since the defending Serie A champions have grown used to losing midfielders to more attractive European power houses in recent times. Paul Pogba left for Manchester United last summer while Arturo Vidal joined Bayern Munich. All these happened after they lost Andrea Pirlo to old age making him to settle for MLS football now plying as a deep lying play-maker for New York City FC.
Although the latest midfield recruit might be perceived as a spent force, his last season with Les Bleus et Rouges didn’t expose any sign of decline in the 30-year old. If anything, the Bianconeri will wait and see how stocked the just landed good will be. Afterallthe best player to put on the white and black stripes in recent era was none other than a dubbed AC Milan spent force – Andrea Pirlo.
Matuidi on his part sure has the experience having won 16 titles with the Parisians and named twice in Ligue 1’s Team of the Season plus clinching 2015’s French Player of the Year award.
Even Chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi’sruse on the French man’s move indicates the kind of player Juve might be welcoming into their house:
“I will always have great memories of Blaise’s six seasons with our club. He is a player who played every match with generosity and a permanent desire to win everything, earning admiration from everyone.”