Trezeguet Joins Juventus

Published June 27th, 2000 - 02:00 GMT

France's Euro 2000 striker David Trezeguet has joined Italian first division side Juventus, AFP quoted the French club Monaco on Tuesday. 

The French champions have moved quickly to replace Trezeguet, signing Burundi-born Congolese international striker Shabani Nonda from Rennes. 

The agency added that the "striker Shabani Nonda has signed on Tuesday a five-year contract with AS Monaco and at the same time David Trezeguet has been transferred to the Italian club." 

The principality outfit would not give details about the contract but Italian press reports have speculated that the fee is in the region of 23 million dollars while they say the player has signed a five-year contract with the 'vecchia signora' (old lady) as Juventus are known in Italy. 

Reports in Rennes, meanwhile, suggest that Nonda moved for 130-140 million francs (20 million dollars) which would be a record deal between two French clubs. 

France coach Roger Lemerre had given his blessing to a meeting between Trezeguet and Juventus director general Luciano Moggi at the Euro 2000 headquarters of the world champions. 

Trezeguet spent much of his childhood in Buenos Aires, Argentina and speaks French with a strong Latin American accent. Previously AS Roma and Lazio had been linked with Trezeguet – Albawaba.com 

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