Benedikt Howedes has officially joined Juventus on loan with option to buy from Schalke 04, which could become an obligation, for a total €16.5m plus bonuses.
The 29-year-old defender flew in to Turin overnight and underwent his medical this morning.
“Juventus announces the agreement with FC Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 for the temporary acquisition, until 30 June 2018, of the registration rights of the player Benedikt Howedes has been finalized for a consideration of €3.5m, to be paid within 15 September 2017.
“Juventus has the right to definitively acquire the player starting from 1 July 2018, or will be obliged to do so if the player completes 25 or more appearances during 2017/18 football season, for a consideration of €13m, to be paid in two financial years.
“The permanent transfer fee may increase for a maximum €3m on achieving challenging team performances within 30 June 2020.”
Howedes spent his entire professional career at Schalke and is a World Cup winner with two goals in 44 senior caps for Germany.