Poland striker Milik joins Juventus on loan from Marseille

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Poland striker Arkadiusz Milik has joined Juventus on a one-year loan from Ligue 1 side Olympique Marseille, the Serie A club said on Friday.

Juventus said the deal included an option to buy for seven million euros, payable in three years, with further performance-related add-ons worth two million euros.

The club paid a loan fee worth up to two million euros to sign the striker from the French club.

“(Milik) is a striker, who, in addition to having extraordinary physical strength, is skilled in aerial play and is above all very dangerous in the penalty area,” Juventus said.

“Milik is a centre-forward with a real sense of goal.”

Juventus were looking to strengthen their frontline with the addition of Barcelona forward Memphis Depay, Italian media had said, but they have ended their pursuit of the Netherlands international due to Barca’s financial demands.

Milik returns to the Italian Serie A where during his 4-1/2-year spell at Napoli he made more than 120 appearances in all competitions and scored nearly 60 goals.

He joined Marseille in January 2021 on an 18-month loan with an obligation to buy, a clause which was executed in the close season.

via Reuters

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