Juventus' American midfielder Weston McKennie (L) and Spezia's French forward M'Bala Nzola go for a header during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Spezia on March 02, 2021 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. (AFP)
Juventus have turned United States midfielder Weston McKennie's loan from German club Schalke 04 into a permanent move, the Serie A champions said on Wednesday.
The Turin-based club have exercised their right to sign the 22-year-old until 2025 for 18.5 million euros ($22.28 million).
McKennie, capped 21 times by the U.S., joined Juventus on loan last summer, three years after making his professional debut with Schalke's first team.
Juventus, third in the standings, face seventh-placed Lazio on Saturday. ($1 = 0.8304 euros)
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