Another quality reinforcement for the Bianconero defence. Merih Demiral, a young and talented defender for the Turkish National Team, will be a Juventus player until 30 June 2024!
Official ⎮Merih Demiral is Bianconero!
AGREEMENT WITH SASSUOLO FOR THE DEFINITIVE ACQUISITION OF THE PLAYER MERIH DEMIRAL
Turin, 5 July 2019 - Juventus Football Club S.p.A. announces that the agreement with U.S. Sassuolo Calcio S.r.l. for the definitive acquisition of the registration rights of the player Merih Demiral has been finalized for a consideration of € 18 million payable in four financial years.
Juventus and the player have signed a 5-year contract of employment until 30 June 2024.
Born in 1998, Demiral is a footballer who combines technical skills with great physical power, which, combined with a keen sense of position, allows him to guard the penalty area to full affect.
After experiences in Turkey and Portugal, Demiral joined Sassuolo in 2019. In Italy, he featured in 14 games, while taking to the field for 1260 minutes. He also scored two goals, won 66.7% of his tackles, and had a pass accuracy of 87%. This is his flattering data, but there is also more to it.
In fact, Demiral is the youngest defender to have scored at least two goals in the Serie A 2018/19 season after Cristian Romero, while he is also the youngest defender to have scored twice in the five major European leagues in the 2018/19 campaign after Stuttgart's Ozan Kabak.
That’s not all… No Sassuolo player has been beaten fewer times than Demiral's dribbling in the last season; the new Bianconero defender blocked 48 balls in the 2018/19 Serie A season – more than any other Sassuolo player – and not least, he is the first Turkish defender to have found the goal in the league.
A new adventure begins for him now. Welcome!