OFFICIAL: Juventus sign Benatia from Bayern on loan
Juventus have signed Medhi Benatia on loan from Bayern Munich with the option of making the deal permanent in 2017.
The former Roma defender, who joined Bayern for €26 million in 2014, will spend the next year in Turin for a loan fee of €3m. If Juve wish to make the deal permanent, they have the option of shelling out a further €17m to seal his signature next May.
Benatia is no stranger to Serie A, having spent four years in Italy with Udinese and Roma before his move to the Bundesliga.
He made 46 appearances over two seasons at Bayern under Pep Guardiola, scoring three goals.
Benatia becomes Juve's third signing of the transfer window following the acquisitions of Miralem Pjanic and Dani Alves, with the Bianconeri now turning their attention to Gonzalo Higuain.