Official : Juventus sign Lemina permanently from Marseille
- Updated: April 29, 2016
After the convincing first season on loan at Serie A, Juventus has decided to buy permanently Mario Lemina – the 22 years old midfielder from the French side, Olympique Marseille.
The 22 years old has had an impressive first season with the Bianconeri, which convinced the Italian Champions to activate his buy out clause, by paying €9.5m to the French giants.Mario Lemina has made 11 appearances for Juventus this season, scoring two goals and winning his first trophy in his career – the Serie A title.
Juventus has announced the transfer on a statement earlier on their official website :
“Juventus Football Club announces to have exercised today the right to acquire outright player Mario Lemina from Olympique de Marseille . The contract calls for a payment of €9.5 million in four installments. €3.5 million come May 20th 2016, €1.5 million by November 30th 2016, €1.5 million by February 28th 2017 and a final €3 million by July 30th 2017.”
Juventus could pay another million to Marseille during this time, if the player and the club reaches some objectives. Lemina has signed a contract that will keep him at Juventus stadium until 2020.