Andrea Favilli completes Juventus return

Italy Under-21 striker Andrea Favilli has returned to Juventus, where he spent the 2015-16 season on loan, on a reported €7.5million deal from Ascoli.

Favilli completes Juventus return

Juventus have completed the signing of former loanee and Italy Under-21 international Andrea Favilli from Ascoli for an initial €7.5million. Having impressed at Livorno, Favilli spent the 2015-16 campaign on loan at Juve, making one first-team appearance against Frosinone as a replacement for Álvaro Morata. He also scored 22 goals for Juve's youth side during his season-long loan before returning to Livorno.

Great to be back

The 21-year-old was loaned to Ascoli in 2016 and made his move permanent 12 months later, Favilli netting five times in 12 Serie B appearances in 2017-18. He returns to Juve having signed a five-year contract with the Bianconeri that will see Ascoli receive a hefty initial payment, with €1.25m in add-ons should certain conditions be met before June 2021.

"This is the team that gave me a great opportunity a few years ago," said Favilli. "Coming home is always nice. Last season was a bit unlucky, but I worked hard and now I'm fine and I'm ready for the new season."