30 June 2019
Leonardo Spinazzola has officially departed Juventus and will play for Roma next season. The defender moves to the capital as part of the deal for the Bianconeri to acquire Luca Pellegrini.
Here is the official statement:
AGREEMENTS WITH AS ROMA
Turin, 30 June 2019 - Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that these agreements have been finalized with A.S. Roma S.p.A.:
- definitive acquisition of the registration rights of the player Luca Pellegrini for a consideration of € 22 million payable in three financial years. Juventus and the player have signed a 4-year contract of employment until 30 June 2023;
- definitive disposal of the registration rights of the player Leonardo Spinazzola for a consideration of € 29.5 million to be paid in three financial years. The economic effect is positive for about € 26.6 million.
Having been part of the Bianconeri set-up since 2010 and rising through the ranks of the Juventus Primavera, going from winning the prestigious Viareggio Cup to starting in the UEFA Champions League knockouts, it is today that Leonardo Spinazzola's Juve association comes to an end.
The Italian defender will be a Roma player from next season onwards, but despite only spending one season in the first team he undoubtedly made a fantastic impression. After overcoming a bad injury sustained just prior to his return from Atalanta, Spinazzola fought hard to battle back and eventually made his Bianconeri debut in January in the 2-0 win against Bologna in the Coppa Italia.
Spinazzola would go on to make a further 10 appearances in the league, as well as a memorable Champions League debut in Juve's 3-0 home win over Atletico Madrid in the Last 16. The stats show that he averaged 4.2 dribbles every 90 minutes, the most out of all the Juve defenders last season, with 1.1 successful crosses in 90 minutes, again holding the record amongst his defensive compatriots.
We thank Leonardo for all of his hard work, and we wish him the very best for the for the rest of his career.