Juventus pay tribute to Stefano Sturaro
- The Italian midfielder joined Sporting Lisbon on loan
On Saturday, Sporting CP have officially announced the signing of the 25-year-old Stefano Sturaro. The Italian joins the Portuguese side on a season-long loan. The deal was postponed due to some concerns during the medical.
The sides have agreed that Sturaro will remain in Turin for two months in order to rehabilitate at the expense of Juve. It was announced on the Sporting CP official website. It has been also agreed that Juventus will pay Sturaro's salary for the time of the recuperation. The player will arrive in Lisbon only when he is fully fit. As it was reported earlier, Sporting will pay €2 million fee for the loan.
Bianconeri decided not to wait for two month and released a statement wishing Sturaro good luck in the new adventure: "Having signed for Juventus in the January transfer window of 2015 from Genoa, Stefano Sturaro went on to make 15 total appearances that season, scoring one goal.
"After making his debut in the Coppa Italia away to Fiorentina, Sturaro went on to have a run in the side, with perhaps his most memorable performance against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-final home first leg. The Italian helped greatly in Juve's push to the final, whilst also winning Coppa Italia and then lifting the Scudetto days later, capping off the Bianconeri's final league game of the season with a debut goal.
"From then on, Sturaro became part of the successful squads of the last four years, lifting four Scudetti, four Coppa Italias and one Italian Super Cup during his time at the club. Overall, Sturaro has made a total of 90 appearances, scoring two goals. Thank you for your years of service Stefano and good luck."