Juventus have signed another youngster with one eye on the future, paying Ascoli €10 million for winger Riccardo Orsolini.
The 19-year-old, who will remain on loan at the Serie B side until the summer, is the Bianconeri's second January signing. Atalanta's Mattia Caldara has also agreed to move to Turin but, like Orsolini, will wait until the end of the 2016-17 season before joining up with his new teammates.
"Hard work always pays off, and if I put the work in here I'll get to where I want to be," Orsolini told Juve's official website.
"I'm a natural winger and I usually play from the right and cut in on my left foot to either score or setup a teammate.
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"I definitely need to improve defensively and that's something I'm already working on at Ascoli. I'm always looking to grow, and I'm excited for whatever the future holds here.
"I'll continue what I've started at Ascoli and look to achieve the targets we set ourselves at the start of the season, and from June onwards I'll begin this new adventure here and I hope it will be a successful one."
Juventus have agreed to pay €6m up front for Orsolini, with a further €4m dependent on bonuses.