MONACO SETTLE FOR DE CEGLIE
AS Monaco have completed the signing of Juventus full back Paolo De Ceglie for a substantial fee of £14 million.
De Ceglie agreed a £45,000 a week deal until 2019 shortly after the completion of his medical last night and will join up with the Monaco squad in a few days.
The signing of De Ceglie comes just days after missing out on former Juventus right back Stephan Lichtsteiner to Manchester United.
Monaco, who has been looking for full backs in the market, came close to securing a deal for Lichtsteiner but saw a last minute bid from Man United take the 30-year-old to Old Trafford.
AS Monaco, who’s owned by Russian Billionaire Dmitri Rybolovlev, soon tabled a £14 million bid on De Ceglie which would later be accepted by Juventus.
De Ceglie was one of the more likely players to depart this summer after falling behind the pecking order to Kwadwo Asamoah and Federico Peluso in 2013/2014.
Apart from a spell at Siena, De Ceglie spent all his career at Juve, playing a total of 108 Serie A games for the ‘Bianconeri’ from 2004 to 2014.