Juventus has 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 exercised their right to sign the 22-year-old until 2025 for 18.5 million euros ($22.28 million).
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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.