Juventus close in on £5m signing of Arkadiusz Milik from Marseille

Juventus are closing in on signing Arkadiusz Milik from Marseille for £5m after the Polish striker’s positive loan spell in Turin last season

  • Milik scored nine goals in 39 appearances during his 2022–23 loan spell
  • Juventus were keen to make the move permanent, as was the Polish striker
  • Thanks to excellent relations with Marseille, Juve secured a transfer deal at a discounted price

Juventus have signed Polish striker Arkadiusz Milik from Marseille for £5.1 million following his prolific loan spell last season.

The deal also includes an £850,000 bonus if Juventus achieve certain targets next season, with 29-year-old Milik agreeing to a three-year contract.

Milik, who scored nine goals in 39 appearances on loan at the Turin club last season, wanted to make the move permanent and Marseille were happy to grant his wish.

Sky Sport Italia reported that Juventus managed to secure a further discount on the initially agreed price for Milik due to their excellent relationship with Marseille president Pablo Longoria and sporting director Javier Ribalta.

Both worked for Juve’s scouting department until a few years ago and their relationship with the club has remained very strong.

Arkadiusz Milik scored nine goals during his loan spell at Juventus last season and is set to complete a £5 million transfer from Marseille

Polish striker Milik can play as either the main striker or a secondary striker for Juve

Polish striker Milik can play as either the main striker or a secondary striker for Juve

Milik is officially the first signing by Juventus interim sports director Giovanni Manna as the club awaits Cristiano Giuntoli as Napoli’s general manager.

Coach Massimiliano Allegri has always appreciated the tactical and technical profile of Milik, who is one of the few forwards in Europe capable of playing as first or second striker.

Last season he was preferred to play for Dutch star Memphis Depay together with Dusan Vlahovic.

Milik’s return illustrated how Juventus are looking to meet Allegri’s demands next season, with Gazzetta dello Sport reporting that the Pole is seen as a reliable striker even if Vlahovic leaves.