Juventus Turin have signed Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik from Ligue 1 club Marseille on loan with an option to buy for €7 million, the club announced on Friday.
The Italian club will pay Marseille 900,000 euros for the season, which can rise to 1.7 million euros if certain targets are met.the chance to face Marseille’s great rivals Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League as Juventus were drawn in the same group on Thursday.
He has plenty of Champions League experience, having made 19 appearances and scored eight goals.
He will play alongside young Serb Dusan Vlahovic and replace Spaniard Alvaro Morata, whose loan from Atletico Madrid has expired.
Milik is no stranger to Serie A. He played for Napoli for four and a half seasons, scoring 38 goals in 93 appearances before moving to Marseille in January 2021.
His time at Napoli was marred by two serious knee injuries and the fact that he was not in the squad for the last six months because he refused to sign a new contract.
Milik scored 20 goals in all competitions for Marseille last season, but his relationship with then-coach Jorge Sampaoli was strained.
Sampaoli’s departure and the arrival of Croatian Igor Tudor as coach were not enough to persuade him to stay at the club, although he too can look forward to the Champions League.