Tomas Rincon: Juventus sign Venezuela international from Genoa in £6.8m deal

Tomas Rincon
Tomas Rincon has won 81 caps for Venezuela

Serie A leaders Juventus have signed Venezuela captain Tomas Rincon from Genoa on a three-and-a-half-year deal.

Rincon, 28, who can play as a defensive midfielder or a right-back, moves for a fee of 8m euros (£6.8m), although the fee could rise by another 1m euros.

The former Hamburg player becomes the first Venezuelan to play for Juventus.

"These days have been like a dream that has become reality. I never had any doubts when the opportunity arose to join Juventus," he said.

Juventus, Serie A champions in each of the past five seasons, are four points clear of Roma with a game in hand.

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As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Napoli17133138112742
2Juventus17132244143041
3Inter Milan17124134132140
4Roma16122228101838
5Lazio16103339221733
6Sampdoria168353023727
7Fiorentina187562719826
8Atalanta176652623324
9AC Milan177372324-124
10Bologna187382225-324
11Torino175842325-223
12Udinese167092625121
13Chievo185671930-1121
14Sassuolo1752101128-1717
15Cagliari1852111629-1317
16Crotone1743101332-1915
17Genoa173591422-814
18SPAL173591729-1214
19Hellas Verona1734101732-1513
20Benevento170116940-311
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