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Swedish teen star Kulusevski set for Juventus move

AFP , Thursday 2 Jan 2020
Dejan Kulusevski
Dejan Kulusevski gives the thumb-up sign as he arrives for medical checks in Turin, Italy, Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020. The Swedish national is signing for Juventus. (AP)
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Promising Swedish teenager Dejan Kulusevski is poised on Thursday to complete a move to Juventus from Atalanta after undergoing his medical, the Serie A champions confirmed.

"The Swedish midfielder arrived at the medical centre located at the Allianz Stadium and began his tests," the club said in a statement.

The 19-year-old has had a breakthrough season since going on loan from Atalanta to Parma in June, scoring four goals and setting up another seven in 17 games.

Maurizio Sarri's Juve won the race to sign him ahead of Antonio Conte's Inter Milan, who are trying to end their rivals' run of eight straight Serie A titles.

The Swede has reportedly signed for 35 million euros ($39 million) plus nine million euros in performance-related bonuses.

Kulusevski, who joined Atalanta in 2016 from Swedish side Brommapojkarna, has agreed a five-year deal worth 2.5 million euros a season, according to reports.

He could remain at Parma, who are seventh in Serie A, four points off the European places, until the end of the season.

Kulusevski played for Macedonia's Under-17 team, the country where his mother was born, but made his Sweden debut in November against the Faroe Islands.

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