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North Korea's Han completes Juventus loan

2019-09-04 11:44
Maurizio Sarri
Maurizio Sarri (Getty Images)

Cape Town - North Korea international striker Han Kwang Song has completed his loan move to Italian champions Juventus from league rivals Cagliari, both teams have confirmed.

The 21-year-old - the first North Korean to play in Serie A - has spent the past two seasons on loan from Cagliari to Serie B side Perugia where he has scored 11 goals in 39 matches.

"Han Kwang Song is a new Juventus player! The North Korean striker arrives from Cagliari. Welcome," Juventus said on Twitter.

New coach Maurizio Sarri has long been a fan of Han, who will spend this season playing for Juventus's Under-23 team, currently 18th in Serie C after two defeats in as many matches.

Cagliari said Han will join Juventus on a two-year loan deal with an obligation buy.

Figures were not revealed but according to Italian press reports the deal is worth in the region of four to €5 million.

The forward spent some of his youth career at a football academy in Barcelona, before joining Cagliari in 2017, where he had been valued at €20 million and was under contract until 2022.

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