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Joao Cancelo joins Juventus for £36m from Valencia

Joao Cancelo joins Juventus for £36m from Valencia

Joao Cancelo has left Valencia after completing his move to Italian giants Juventus.

The 24-year-old defender joins for a reported £36 million after four years at Los Che, according to the Daily Mail.

Cancelo leaves Valencia

He cemented himself as one of the brightest right-backs in the game at the Mestalla, but spent last season at Inter Milan.

Cancelo initially spent a year-long loan spell at Valencia before permanently joining from Benfica in 2015 for £13.5m.

But despite 63 LaLiga appearances in two seasons, the Portugal international was sent to Inter Milan last summer.

A goal and three assists in 26 Serie A games for the San Siro outfit convinced Juventus to splash out for the defender.

Cancelo sale good for business

Despite his obvious talent, it represents good business from Valencia to sell Cancelo, with Martin Montoya making the right-back spot his own on their way to finishing fourth and qualifying for the Champions League last season.

Los Che also used Ruben Vezo and Nacho Vidal in that position and have made a significant profit on the sale of Cancelo.

The Portugal defender becomes the second player to leave Valencia already this summer.

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Fabian Orellana joined Eibar for just under £2m, but Los Che has brought in three new stars to the side.

Geoffrey Kondogbia made his loan deal permanent, while young centre-back Mouctar Diakhaby has signed from Lyon. Uros Rasic, 20, joins from Red Star Belgrade in Serbia