Turin: Uruguay defender Martin Caceres has signed a permanent deal with Juventus, tying him to the Serie A champions until 2016.
Caceres joined Juventus for a second loan spell in January from Sevilla and the 25-year-old has impressed enough to earn a four-year contract, with the Italian club spending €8 million on the player.
Caceres enjoyed his first spell at Juventus when he signed on a season-long loan deal from Barcelona in August 2009. Although he got off to a goalscoring debut in the league and was a regular in the team, he was sidelined by injury for several months and Juventus did not make the move permanent.
Caceres returned to Barcelona but was immediately shipped out to Sevilla, first on loan and then in a permanent move. He spent the second half of this season on loan at the Turin-based club, making 11 Serie A appearances.
The former Barcelona defender has now become the first summer signing made by coach Antonio Conte, who signed a new contract on Thursday.