Sunderland complete signing of Italy midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini
The 28-year-old joins from Juventus on a four-year deal
Tuesday 16 July 2013
Sunderland have completed the signing of Italy midfielder Emanuele Giaccherini from Juventus.
The Black Cats confirmed this afternoon that Giaccherini's switch from the Serie A champions had been completed with the 28-year-old having put pen to paper on a four-year deal.
Juve have announced the fee was £6.5 million for a player who has won 14 international caps and featured at Euro 2012 last summer.
He was also a part of Italy's Confederations Cup campaign last month.
Giaccherini joined Juventus from Cesena in August 2011, and went on to win back-to-back Scudetti.
The attack-minded midfield man, who can play in the centre or out wide, made 40 league appearances for the Turin club, scoring four goals.
During his time with Cesena, he had loan spells with Forli, Bellaria Igea and Pavia.
He is the ninth player to be recruited in a busy summer for Sunderland manager Paolo Di Canio, the Italian appointed in March as successor to the sacked Martin O'Neill.
After keeping the Black Cats in the Barclays Premier League - they finished 17th - Di Canio has embarked upon a major overhaul of his squad, with Valentin Roberge, Modibo Diakite, Cabral, Vito Mannone, Jozy Altidore, Duncan Watmore, David Moberg Karlsson and El-Hadji Ba all being brought in prior to Giaccherini's arrival.
It is expected that more new signings will follow, while Simon Mignolet, Titus Bramble, Matt Kilgallon and Ahmed Elmohamady are among those to have left the Wearside club.
Latest in Sport
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: The biggest fight of all time, or maybe just the most lucrative?
What time does Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao start?
Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao: What time does it start and where can I watch it?
Sir Alex Ferguson reveals who he thinks is better between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
- 2 Why this father didn’t hide his daughter’s heroin overdose in her obituary
- 3 Company breaks open Apple Watch to discover what it says is 'planned obsolescence'
- 5 The most powerful passports in the world
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove