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Official: Juventus sign Medhi Benatia from Bayern Munich

After two season with Der Rekordmeister, Medhi Benatia is headed back to Serie A.

Juventus have completed the signing of Bayern Munich defender Medhi Benatia on a season long loan for €3m with option to buy for an additional €17m at the end of the season. The 29-year-old Moroccan underwent a medical check on Thursday and today has been announced as a Juventus player.

"Juventus Football Club can this evening confirm that Medhi Benatia has joined the club on a season-long loan deal from Bayern Munich for a fee of €3 million, to be paid at the international transfer release," read a statement from the club.

"The agreement also provides Juventus with the option to purchase the defender on a permanent basis for a price of €17 million, to be paid over two financial years. This option must be exercised before 30 May 2017."

Benatia joined Bayern in 2014, where he won two Bundesliga titles and a German Cup. He made only 11 Bundesliga starts last season due to injury.

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