Juve's Sturaro joins Sporting on loan

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The Old Lady have confirmed the midfielder will spend the 2018-19 campaign on loan in Portugal

Stefano Sturaro has completed a season-long loan move from Juventus to Sporting CP, aided in part by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Goal recently revealed that Ronaldo, his agent, Jorge Mendes, and ex-Sporting star Paulo Futre all helped steer Sturaro to the Portuguese side.

Sturaro's own agent, Carlo Volpi also said on Friday: “For sure Ronaldo's words have been decisive!”

The midfielder is expected to stay in Turin while he recovers from a minor injury before heading to Portugal for the 2018-19 season.

“Thank you for your years of service Stefano and good luck!” Juve said via an official statement.

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Sturaro signed for Juve in 2015 from Genoa and went on to make 90 appearances in all competitions, scoring three goals.

The player had been linked with a move to Premier League side Watford in the summer, but nothing came of it before the end of the English window.

The 25-year-old has won four domestic doubles and the Supercoppa Italiana so far during his time in Turin.

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