OFFICIAL: Fabio Cannavaro Signs For Juventus

The Italian international has gone back to Juventus after his three year stint with Real Madrid. He will join them in July once his deal with the Spanish side expires...
Fabio Cannavaro has signed for Juventus, the club have announced, and he has been given a one year deal until June 2010 with the option to stay on until 2011.

A statement on the club's official website reads:

"Fabio Cannavaro again with Juventus from July.

"Juventus football club has deposited the contract of Fabio Cannavaro which will run from July 1, 2009 until June 30, 2010. As noted, the player's contract with Real Madrid expires on June 30 2009."

The player, who was in Turin to sign his contract, admits his joy at returning to the club he left in 2006.

"I am proud to wear the Bianconeri jersey once again," Cannavaro said.

Alessio Secco, who oversaw the deal added, "Fabio is a World Champion. The club had to sell him in 2006 because of economic reasons.

"We have taken advantage this year to bring him back to Turin, and we are sure he will make the Juventus squad more competitive."

The stopper left following Calciopoli. Some fans are still disappointed with the way he left back then, and he was jeered by Juve tifosi during a charity match in Turin on Monday night.

Salvatore Landolina, Goal.com