Friday July 3 2015
Official: Neto joins Juventus

Juventus have officially signed Norberto Neto to 2019 after the goalkeeper’s contract with Fiorentina expired.

"I am happy and proud," wrote the player on Instagram. "I can't wait to get started on this new challenge."

The Brazilian declared in January that he would not be renewing his current deal with the Viola and it was reported a move to Turin was behind that decision.

This afternoon Juve formally deposited the contract tying Neto to the club until June 30 2019.

The shot-stopper spent four and a half seasons at Fiorentina and will become “Gigi Buffon’s deputy.”

It had been rumoured he would be given a loan spell, but that does not appear to be the case.

Neto turns 26 later this month and grew up in the Cruzeiro academy before moving on to Atletico Paranense and Fiorentina in January 2011.