Juventus have signed Italy striker Vincenzo Iaquinta from Udinese on a five-year deal, the Serie B champions said on Tuesday.
|Roma defender Philippe Mexes (R) vies with Udinese forward Vincenzo Iaquinta|
The 27-year-old, who scored 14 top flight goals last season, has moved for 11.3 million euros ($15.2 millions) after the two clubs finally struck a deal after weeks of speculation over the move.
The arrival of Iaquinta, part of Italy's FIFA World Cup-winning squad last year, may hasten the departure of unsettled France striker David Trezeguet as Juve rebuild for Serie A.
Some top players stayed with the club following last year's demotion for match-fixing but new coach Claudio Ranieri is expected to bring in several new faces for next season with fans expecting uefa Champions League qualification at least.
Trezeguet, who has fallen out with club bosses, has been linked in the media with a move to Valencia or Olympique Lyon.