“Cagliari Calcio announces the signing of Filippo Romagna,” the Isolani confirmed on their official website.
“The player arrives in Sardinia outright, and has signed a five-year contract with the club.
“Born in Fano on May 26, 1997, Romagna came up through the Juventus youth sector. With the Bianconeri Primavera, as captain, he won the Viareggio Cup in 2016.
“After a spell with Novara [four appearances], he moved to Brescia in January 2014 where he made 14 appearances.
“He has played in all Azzurri sectors, starting with the Under-15s. He was captain of the Under-19s - who finished second in the European Championships in Germany - and of the Under-20s, a brilliant third at the World Cup last May.
“With his personality, vision of play, anticipation and heading ability, he’s certainly one of the most promising central defenders in Italian football.
“Welcome to the Rossoblu, Filippo!”
Juventus also confirmed the double move with a Press release.
“Juventus Football Club S.p.A announces that these agreements with Cagliari Calcio S.p.A have been finalised: definitive disposal of the registration rights of the player Filippo Romagna for a consideration of € 7.6m to be paid in three years. The economic effect is positive for about €7.6m.
“Definitive acquisition of the registration rights of the player Dario Del Fabro. The consideration has been set at € 4.5m payable in three financial years. Juventus and the player have signed a 5-year contract of employment until 30 June 2022.”
These sell with buyback clauses are the new thing because they all look really good on the books. In a normal scenario I doubt either Romagna or Del Fabro would have cost those amounts. Also it encourages Cagliari to develop the player. It would be nice to see him back in 2-3 years.