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Juventus has completed the signing of Federico Peluso from Serie A rival Atalanta for 4.8 million euros ($6.78 million).
18 Jun 2013 - 6:44 PM  UPDATED 19 Jun 2013 - 2:07 PM

The versatile Italy defender spent the second half of last season on loan with the Bianconeri with a view to making the deal a permanent one.

He went on to make 12 appearances, scoring once, in its Serie A title-winning triumph and has now agreed a four-year deal with the Turin club.

"Juventus Football Club announces the exercising of the definitive acquisition right for the player
Federico Peluso from Atalanta Bergamasca Calcio for a fee of 4.8million euros that will be paid over two financial years," a statement on Juve's official website read.

Peluso, who can play at centre-back or left-back and has three international caps, will remain at the Juventus Stadium until 30 June, 2017.