Sunday August 21 2011
Official: Cagliari take Ekdal

Juventus have officially handed midfielder Albin Ekdal to Cagliari in a co-ownership deal.

The 22-year-old had been co-owned by Bologna up until this summer, but returned to Turin with little chance of breaking into the starting XI.

It was today confirmed that Cagliari have signed up 50 per cent of the Swede's contract from Juve.

Ekdal joined Juventus in 2008 for €0.6m, but was loaned out to Siena for the 2009-10 campaign and then handed to Bologna in a co-ownership deal in August 2010 for €2.4m.

The two clubs were unable to reach an agreement, so Juve won Ekdal in a blind auction, paying €1.3m for the remaining half of his contract.