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Official: Roma's Marco Borriello seals loan move to Juventus

Roma striker Marco Borriello has sealed a loan move to Juventus with a view to a permanent transfer at the end of the season.

The deal was officially confirmed on Tuesday evening, with the Bianconeri stumping up €500,000 plus taxes for the right to acquire the player's services on a temporary basis.

However, Juve retain the option of buying Borriello, who passed a medical on Monday, for €8 million in the summer.

The 29-year-old forward has found first-team opportunities difficult to come by at Roma since the arrival of Luis Enrique as coach last June and has made just seven appearances in Serie A so far this season.

However, at Juventus, Borriello is expected to provide Alessandro Matri with some much-needed competition for the central striking role with Fabio Quagliarella, Vincenzo Iaquinta, Luca Toni and Amauri all currently out of favour with coach Antonio Conte.

"Juventus are a great team and we have to go back to this way of thinking," the Bianconeri boss told the club's official website. "This means competition and no one can have a guaranteed place in the team.

"All must be available to fight for their place and that is what I ask of new arrivals."

Borriello has been capped seven times by Italy and joined Roma from AC Milan in August 2010.