Nicola Leali says he has fulfilled a dream after Juventus announced his capture on a long-term deal from Brescia.
The 19-year-old, who has cost the Old Lady €3.8m, has put pen to paper on a five-year contract with the Bianconeri.
“It’s a dream come true,” the goalkeeper told the outfit’s official website. “Joining such a prestigious club at my age is extremely gratifying and a great motivation to keep developing further.
“Being part of the same club as a champion like Gigi Buffon is hugely satisfying, but it also makes me realise how much I’ll have to work for the opportunity to repay the trust placed in me.”
It is believed that the young custodian will immediately be loaned out given that Buffon and Marco Storari would be ahead of him in the pecking order for 2012-13.