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Juventus sign Genoa keeper Perin

Turin, June 9: Italian football champions Juventus have signed Italian goalkeeper Mattia Perin from Genoa FC for around $16 million on a four-year deal, embarking on a new era following the departure of legendary Gianluigi Buffon. Buffon held the No.1 shirt of Juventus since 2001 and left the club at the end of last May. Juventus moved quickly to fill in the vacated position with the signing of 25-year-old Italian international Perin, who on Friday underwent medical test before signing the contract which runs till June 2022. IANS