Juve confirm Cannavaro deal

19 May 2009 12:05
Juventus have officially confirmed the capture of former defender Fabio Cannavaro on a free transfer from Real Madrid. The 35-year-old Italy international will join the Turin giants in July when his contract with the Spanish side expires. Cannavaro spent two seasons with Juve before leaving when they were relegated in 2006 following the match-fixing scandal. The defender has agreed a one-year contract at the Stadio Olimpico with the option for a further 12 months. "Fabio Cannavaro is again with Juventus from July," confirmed a club statement. "Juventus football club has deposited the contract of Fabio Cannavaro which will run from July 1, 2009 until June 30, 2010. "As noted, the player's contract with Real Madrid expires on June 30 2009." Sporting director Alessio Secco added: "Fabio is a world champion. The club had to sell him in 2006 because of economic reasons. "We have taken advantage this year to bring him back to Turin and we are sure he will make the Juventus squad more competitive."

Source: ESA