Rome: Juventus, defending champion of Serie A, announced on Tuesday that the club had signed a 5-year contract with 18-year-old Italian midfielder Rolando Mandragora.
 
Rolando Mandragora is a left-footed midfield player. He made his Serie A debut when he was only 17 years old. He was also a member of Italy’s U17, U18, U19 and U21 national team, Xinhua news agency reported.
 
Mandragora made 16 appearances in Serie B for Pescara, and he also played games in the Coppa Italia. He spent 2015–16 Serie B season with Pescara.
 
According to the official website of Juventus, the club spent 6 million euros to sign the player. They may have to pay another 6 million euros according to the contract.
 
Mandragora began his budding career with A.C. Ponticelli before moving to Genoa’s youth academy in the 2011/12 season. He made his Serie A debut on 29 October 2014 against Juventus in a 1-0 home win.