CORCHIA REPLACES LICHTSTEINER
Juventus has signed French full back Sebastian Corchia from FC Sochaux after agreeing a fee of £6.25 million
Clubs such as Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Wolfsburg were also in the hunt but Juve piped the three to the 23-year-old’s signature as he entered the final season of his contract.
Corchia signs a three year deal on £22,000 a week and is likely to be Juventus boss Antonio Conte’s favoured choice at right back following the departure of Stephan Lichtsteiner and Mauricio Isla.
Conte believes Corchia has all the capabilities to emulate the performances of Lichstseiner last season and provide Martin Caceres plenty of competition for the right back spot.
“I think the interest surrounding Corchia shows just how much of a talent he is so it’s great that we have been able to add him to our squad.
“I know Lichtsteiner was terrific last season but I see no reason why Corchia and Caceres can’t match the performances Stephan turned in for us.”
Corchia began his career at Le Mans before moving to Sochaux at the age of 20 for £1.7 million. The Frenchman, who captained France’s under 21's national team, played 105 times for Sochaux and scored three goals.