Sunday August 28 2011
Official: Juve sign Estigarribia

Juventus have officially signed Marcelo Alejandro Estigarribia several days after he completed his medical.

There were question marks over how much red tape was holding up the transfer, but the Bianconeri announced it on their official website this evening.

“Juventus Football Club announce the agreement with Uruguayan club Deportivo Maldonado to take Marcelo Alejandro Estigarribia Balmori on loan for €0.5m,” read the statement.

“The contract includes an option to buy at the end of the 2011-12 campaign for €5m to be paid in three instalments.”

The left-footed Paraguayan international turns 24 in September and is nicknamed El Chelo, which means ‘the cello.'

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