Serie A giants Juventus FC have signed 19-year old Dutch wonderkid Mohamed Ihattaren from PSV Eindhoven on a 4-year deal for a relatively low price of €6 Million. However, the midfielder will now get to play a single match for the Italian team this season as he has already been loaned to Sampdoria, a mid-tier team in Serie A, for one year.
What has been said about Mohamed Ihattaren’s signing and loan deal
Juventus announced the signing of the youngster through a statement on their official website which said “Mohamed Ihattaren is a midfielder of innate class and talent.”
“Juventus have officially formalised his acquisition from PSV Eindhoven, a team in which he featured for in the youth system, in a contract which will tie him to the club until 2025.”
Moments later, Sampdoria announced their acquisition of Mohamed Ihattaren on a year long loan deal. Their official statement read, “President Massimo Ferrero and UC Sampdoria announce that they have acquired the rights to the sports performances of the footballer Mohamed Ihattaren (born in Utrecht, Netherlands, on 12 February 2002) from Juventus FC on a temporary basis.”
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Mohamed Ihattaren made quite a name for himself as a child prodigy in the Netherlands, breaking a number of records at a young age. On 12/12/19 Mohamed Ihattaren became the youngest player to score for PSV in a European main stage game (17 years and 303 days), surpassing Ronaldo (17 years, 356 days) v Bayer Leverkusen in 1994. It was then that he attracted the scouts of some of the biggest clubs in all of Europe. It is now to see whether he can maintain the same form in the Italian League as well.