Favilli completes Juventus return in €7.5m deal

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The Ascoli striker is heading back to Turin, where he spent the 2015-16 season on loan, with a permanent agreement having been put in place

Juventus have completed the signing of former loanee and Italy Under-21 international Andrea Favilli from Ascoli for an initial €7.5 million (£7m/$9m).

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 Alvaro Morata.

Favilli also scored 22 goals for Juve's youth side during his season-long loan before returning to Livorno.

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.

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"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."

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